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ATTENDANCE 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF 
TRUSTEE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 



January 9, 1979, 3:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
Offices of University Administration 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Healey, President 
Knapp; Trustees Burack, Crain, Dennis, Kassler, Robertson, Troy; 
Treasurer Brand; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees Marks and Shearer 



Other Trustees: Trustees Donlan and Tyson; Mr. Callahan repre- 



senting Trustee Anrig 

Central Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



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cademic Affairs; Mr. DeNyse, Acting Vice President for Management 
r. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President 



UM/Boston: Chancellor Van Ummersen 



The meeting was called to order at 3:35 p.m. by Chairman President's 
Healey. At the request of the Chairman, President Knapp gave a Remarks 
brief report on matters of interest concerning the University. 
He said that the University had recently received international 
attention due to the discovery of gravity waves by professors at 
UM/ Amherst. The work of the University scientists involved in 
the Venus probe would undoubtedly also generate national notice. 

President Knapp announced that a reception would be 
held following the February 7 Board meeting to welcome newly 
appointed Vice President for Management Bernice E. Bradin. 

The Trustees, he said, would be happy to know that the 
Commonwealth had provided the money to pay the raises approved 
for non-unit professional staff at the December Board meeting. 
Also, he said, the problems with regard to the status of 03 em- 
ployees had been resolved. 

President Knapp said that the presidents of public 
institutions in the Boston and Worcester areas had been discussing 
ways in which these institutions could cooperate for their 
mitual benefit and a spirit of cooperation existed which should 
:>ode well for present and future planning in public higher 
education. 

With regard to the Chancellor's searches underway, 
Resident Knapp reported that the Worcester search was nearing 
the end. The Amherst Search Committee had done a preliminary 
screening and the Boston Search Committee would be doing its 



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initial screening of candidates later in the day. It was now 
time for the Board Oversight Committee to begin its work with 
regard to the searches. 

Plans were underway with regard to the University's 
part in the dedication of the Kennedy Library, tentatively set 
for October. 

The Trustee Committee on Long-Range Planning had met on 
November 8 with Senator Bulger on the matter of the proposed 
School of Optometry. The Committee would meet again in mid- 
February. 

President Knapp said that since several Trustees had 
expressed concern about reports in the media of a proposed dome 
for the stadium at UM/ Amherst, the status of this proposal would 
be on the agenda of an upcoming joint session of the Committees 
on Buildings and Grounds and Student Affairs. 

At its January meeting, the Committee on Budget and 
Finance would discuss the matter of the state's request for re- 
covery of fringe benefits under grants and contracts in relation 
to the long-range effect of this on the University. 

President Knapp reported that he had asked for position 
papers with regard to the development of a policy on athletics 
for discussion in the spring. Discussions would deal with 
financing, the implications of Title IX, and other matters. 

Space had been assigned at 100 Arlington Street, con- 
tinued the President, to the Center for the Study of the Holocaust 
and Genocide. The University Foundation's relationship with the 
Center ahd been reviewed by their legal counsel. 

President Knapp said that he, the Chancellors and Mr. 
Cass would be reviewing the legislative bills proposed for this 
session of the General Court. In this regard, he said, the 
Trustees might wish to give consideration to the establishment of 
an ad hoc or standing committee to deal with such legislation. 

Discussion ensued with regard to the proposed School of 
Optometry, and it was suggested that because of budgetary and 
program implications both the Committee on Budget and Finance and 
the Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy might wish to 
make this a subject for discussion on a future agenda. 



With regard to legislation, after considerable discussion, 
it was decided that all legislation would be reviewed by the 
central administrative staff and those bills meriting Trustee 
attention would be assigned to the appropriate Trustee Committees 
for discussion and recommendations for Board action. At least at 
the present time a new committee would not be established. 



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Chairman Healey then turned discussion to the fourth 
agenda item, Leave for Robert J. Steamer — UM/Boston. President 
Knapp said that Mr. Steamer had resigned from his position as 
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at UM/Boston and 
would return to teaching in his tenured position as Professor of 
Political Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences as of 
Septmeber 1, 1979. Chancellor Van Ummersen had recommended that 
Mr. Steamer be granted leave at his current salary to prepare for 
a full teaching schedule in the fall. President Knapp said he 
concurred in the Chancellor's recommendation. The duties of the 
Vice Chancellor and Provost would be assumed for the present by 
the Chancellor, while the need for the position was reassessed. 
Trustee Dennis asked if this leave was in accordance with recent 
Trustee discussions on the subject. It was the consensus that 
although the Trustees had not yet taken formal action with regard 
to administrative leave, this action would be in line with their 
discussions on the matter. There was no further comment, and 
on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To concur with the recommendation of Chancellor 

Van Ummersen, approved by the President, to grant 
leave to Professor Robert J. Steamer the duration 
of which, when combined with accrued vacation and 
personal leave credits, shall not extend beyond 
September 1, 1979. 

Chairman Healey asked that the Committee be allowed to 
consider the Selection of an Administrative Secretary, after 
which the remaining agenda items would be addressed. The Commit- 
tee, after interviewing the candidate recommended by the ad hoc 
Committee on Board Operations and Organization, on motion made 
and seconded, 

VOTED : Acting in behalf of the Board of Trustees, to 

appoint Ann S. Hurd administrative secretary to 
the Board, effective immediately, at a salary 
of $22,000. The appointment will be for the 
remainder of this fiscal year, with the understanding 
that it will be extended through the next fiscal year 

The next agenda item discussed was the position of 



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UM/Boston- 
Leave for 
Robert J. 
Steamer 



that he had talked with campus personnel, central administrative 
staff and university relations people and all were in agreement 
that there was a need for a senior person in this position. Rela- 
tively little had been done in public institutions in seeking pri- 
vate funding for academic development. The alumni of all three 
campuses were willing and ready to go to work in a unified effort 
for the University. 

President Knapp said he was concerned about the quality 
of University publications. While there was good capacity on all 
three campuses, there was little coordination of effort. 



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Selection of 

Administrative 

Secretary 



Vice President 



Vice President for University Relations. President Knapp reported f° r Univer- 



sity Relations 



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Out-of-State 
Tuition 



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A person at the vice presidential level, said the Presi- 
dent, would be in a position to develop strategy and to pull all 
the various parts together. He said he felt the position was not 
only desirable, but necessary. This would not be adding a posi- 
tion, but merely redirecting emphasis. Since the Vice President 
for Planning had left, the duties of that office had been trans- 
ferred to the office of the Vice President for Management. 



President Knapp explained that the position had been 
advertised in December because of possible future action which 
might have an impact on hiring. The job description had pur- 
posely excluded legislative liaison since, because of the sensitiVr 
ity of this activity, he felt it more properly belonged in the 
President's Office. Relationships with the Legislature were on- 
going, he said, and had to be built up over a long period of time.. 



A lengthy discussion ensued with regard to the process 
and the job description for the position. Several Trustees ex- 
pressed concern that the position had been advertised before 
there had been Board discussions of the functions to be performed 
by the Vice President for University Relations. A good deal of 
the discussion centered around the question of whether legislative 
liaison should have been included in the job description, and 
whether fund-raising activities should be given less emphasis. It 
was suggested that the job description be revised so as not to 
[preclude legislative liaison should it be determined to be a 
desirable component. After much debate, on motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the President to proceed with the 
recruitment of a Vice President for University 
Relations, as presented by him, giving due con- 
sideration to the comments and suggestions of the 
Executive Committee. 

The last item on the agenda was the matter of Out-of- 
State Tuition. Trustee Tyson circulated the results of the sur- 



vey taken by students on the Amherst campus as to the impact of 
the legislated tuition increase on the currently enrolled out-of- 
state students. President Knapp said that this matter would be on 
the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Committee on Student 
Affairs. There were two issues involved, he said. First, all the 
segments of higher education were supporting the Collins bill to 
repeal the legislated increase. However, if the legislation was 
not repealed, then action by the Trustees would be necessary by 
April 15. Second, the legislators were ambivalent as to whether 
the increase affected graduate students. Trustee Burack said it 
was important that the method of computing the cost be uniform 
for all public institutions in the state. 

This concluded the written agenda, but Trustee Dennis 
asked fox leave to bring up one very important matter dealing with 
audits. He said at the moment there was a serious disagreement 



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between the University and the State Auditor's Office with regard 
to the condition of the University Hospital as indicated in the 
FY 1977 State Auditor's Report. This brought to the fore the need 
for a Director of Auditing, a position which had been requested 
by the Trustees two years ago but had yet to be filled. He asked 
how the hiring of this person could be expedited. President Knapp 
said he concurred in Trustee Dennis's concern. One of the prob- 
lems in filling the position, he said, had been that there was 
no permanent Vice President for Management. He had asked the 
new Vice President for Management to make this one of her top 
priorities, which she had agreed to do. After a brief discussion 
with regard to locating candidates, the meeting was adjourned at 
5:50 p.m. 



Dorothy Eicftel 




Assistant Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 

Wednesday, January 17, 1979; 11:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy; President Knapp; 
Trustees Burack and Popko; Mr. Miller, recorder 

Committee Members Absent: Trustees Breyer and Morgenthau 



Other Trustees: Trustees 0' Sullivan and Tyson 



Central Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs 

UM/Amherst: Professor Fletcher, Faculty Representative 



UM/Boston: Chancellor VanUmmerson; Professor Martin, Faculty 



Representative 

UM/Worcester: Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Smith, Provost 



The meeting came to order at 11:20 a.m. The Amherst campus UM/Amherst — 
had recommended that the program's mandate for the Women's Studies Women' s Studies 
Program — UM/Amherst be extended for five years and that it be ex- Program 



panded to be a major. Since there are resource problems yet to be 
resolved in expanding the program, the Committee was asked only to 
consider the five-year extension. 

There was brief discussion of several problem areas identified 
by the campus, including the lack of an appropriate developmental 
sequence of courses and the absence of full-time faculty within 
the program. However, the Committee agreed to continue the review 
of these issues, specifically as they address the proposal to es- 
tablish a major in women's studies, at a later date. It was then 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the mandate for the Women's 
Studies Program at the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Amherst be extended for five years. 

The Committee then discussed an information only item — an Ex- UM/Amherst — 
change Program with the Universite de Haute-Bretagne — Bretagne, Exchange Program 



France — UM/Amherst. The exchange program had been active for sev- with the 



eral years, and the agreement under discussion would formalize the Universite de 
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UM/Worcester — 
Amendment to 
Informed Con- 
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The Committee was not asked to act on an Amendment to 
the Protection of Human Subjects in Research Informed Consent 



Forms — UM/Worcester , as it was still under legal review. The 



UM/ Wore ester — 
Naming of Dr. 
Edward Budnitz 
as Professor of 
Medicine 
Emeritus 



UM/Boston— 
Named Chairs 
and Assistant 
Professor 
Fellowships 



amendment was necessary to comply with a new HEW regulation ef- 
fective January 1, 1979. The amendment would make explicit the 
assumption behind current practice in research involving human sub 
jects. The matter had been referred to the Executive Committee 
for action. 

In discussing the next recommendation before the Commit 
tee, that of Naming of Dr. Edward Budnitz to the Rank of Professor 



of Medicine Emeritus — UM/Worcester, the Committee reviewed the 



general issue of granting emeritus status. 

The University has never had a systematic policy for na-] 
ming or not naming to the rank of emeritus; nor is there as stated 
procedure. It was the sense of the Committee that each of the 
three campuses should devise some criteria for awarding the dis- 
tinction for Board consideration. Any policy adopted would have 
to be very carefully worded so that the award did not become auto- 
matic after a stated number of years. 

In discussing the specific award at Worcester, the Com- 
mittee had no trouble in coming to a conclusion. Dr. Budnitz was 
Worcester's first cardiologist and is now recognized as the dean j 
of the specialty in the area and one of the most outstanding prac- 
titioners in the country. He chaired the community committee 
which brought the Medical School to Worcester and has been an ac- 
tive and devoted faculty member since the School's founding. He 
intends to continue as a full-time member of the Group Practice 
and as such will serve as a model to students of a physician who, 
throughout his forty-year career, has continued his own education. 
Without further discussion, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

concur with the Chancellor of the University 
of Massachusetts at Worcester in the naming 
of Dr. Edward Budnitz to the rank of Profes- 
sor of Medicine Emeritus. 

The Committee then discussed Named Chairs and Assistant 
Professor Fellowships — UM/Boston. In June, 1978, a policy was im- 
plemented whereunder the Board, acting on a recommendation from 
the campuses, would consider establishing named chairs and appoint- 
ments to the chairs. 

UM/Boston had asked that four such chairs be established 
— one each in the humanities, the social sciences, the natural 
sciences and public services. The campus also proposed name for 
the chairs. The President recommended the establishment of the 
chairs; however, he had asked the campus to reconsider the 



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suggested names and to choose some that were more directly related 
to the UM/Boston campus, its mission and its location. If the 
Board approved the establishment of the chairs in principle, the 
campus would recommend names for the chairs later. Also, over a 
period of time, the campus would recommend individuals for the 
professorships. 

The chairs are expected to give recognition to current 
faculty for consistently superior performance and to attract 
distinguished professors, possibly for a stated period of time. 
In addition, the recommended Assistant Professor Fellowships would 
help in recruiting younger faculty who showed great promise. 

The matter of salaries for holders of the named chairs 
was discussed; it is possible that the salaries would be overscale 
The President noted that at Cornell holders of certain chairs, in 
addition to salary, received annual research stipends from out- 
side sources; frequently the chairs were named after donors of 
the stipends. 

Chancellor Van Ummersen said it was the intent of the 
campus that the assistant professor fellowships not be on the 
tenure track. However, the campus wanted the option of offering 
certain appointees tenure track positions after their initial 
appointment. 

At the conclusion of the discussion it was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the establishment of four chairs at the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts at Boston, one each in the 
humanities, the social sciences, the natural 
sciences, and public service, provided that 
appointments to and designation of these chairs 
be further approved by the Board of Trustees; and 

VOTED: To further recommend that the Board of Trustees 
approve the establishment of a postdoctoral fel- 
lowship program for distinguished young teachers 
and scholars at the University of Massachusetts 
at Boston. 

The Appointment of Murray Frank as Dean of the College UM/Boston — 

of Public and Community Services — UM/Boston came with the strong Appointment of 

and unanimous support of the College, the campus and the ad- Murray Frank 

ministration. The College, because of its focus, had tried as Dean of 

specifically to attract affirmative action candidates. There were Public and 

eight candidates on the short list of which three were women and Community 

two were minorities. One woman survived the final cut, but she Service 
withdrew her application. The College also participated in all 



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aspects of the search. 

Dr. Frank's lack of serious publication was discussed; 
it was agreed that given the nature of the College, it was un- 
reasonable to expect traditional publications. 

After the discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
along with the President in the appointment by 
the Chancellor of Dr. Murray Frank as Dean of 
the College of Public and Community Service at 
the University of Massachusetts in Boston. 

Chairman Troy then called for a motion to enter execu- 
tive session in order to discuss tenure matters. At 12:30 p.m. 
without discussion it was moved, seconded and on roll call 



VOTED 



To enter executive session, 



Tenure 
Appeal 



UM/Amherst— 
Approval of 
February 
Graduation 
Lists 



Trustees Burack and Popko voted for the motion, as did 
Chairman Troy and President Knapp. Trustees Breyer and Morgenthau 
were absent. At 12:50 p.m. the executive session was recessed ancj 
it was agreed that the session would resume on February 7 at an hour 
to be determined. 

The executive session was resumed at 10:30 am. on Feb- 
ruary 7. The same Committee members were present except that Trust- 
ee Burack was absent and Ms. Eichel served as recorder. 

At 10:35 a.m. it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To reconvene in open session. 



Without discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : That for the reasons set forth in the President's 
memorandum of January 30, 1979, the Chancellor 
not be requested to reconsider his decision in 
the tenure review of James H. Matlack. 

After brief discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the undergraduate, graduate, Division of Con- 
tinuing Education and Stockbridge School of 
Agriculture preliminary graduation lists of 
February, 1979, University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst, subject to the completion of all require- 
ments as certified by the Recorder of that campus, 

There being no further business to discuss, the Commit- 
tee adjourned at 10:40 a.m. 






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Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON STUDENT AFFAIRS 

January 24, 1979, 10:00 a.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

Offices of University Administration 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

[TENDANCE: ; Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Shearer; President Knapp; 
Trustees Kassler, 0' Sullivan, and Tyson; Mr. Callahan representing 
Trustee Anrig; Ms. Owen representing Trustee Okin; Mr. Brand, 
Treasurer; Mr. Miller, recorder 

Committee Members Absent : Trustee McNeil 

Central Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Mr. DeNyse, Vice President for Management; Ms. 
Simmons, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. Stine, 
Assistant Vice President 



UM/Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Professor 
Fletcher, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Feinblatt, Associate Dean and Director of Stu- 
dent Affairs 

Guests : Mr. Barenberg, Student, UM/Amherst 

Chairman Shearer called the meeting to order at 10:15 
a.m. She reminded the Trustees that at the December meeting the 
legislative mandate to Increase tuition for undergraduate, out-of- 
state students had been discussed. The purpose of the present 
meeting was to discuss how to respond to this mandate. It was 
apparent that the Board would have to act. 

President Knapp agreed that the mandate was clear and 
that some action was necessary. If the University were to follow 
the letter of the law and divide the maintenance appropriation 
for Boston and Amherst by the number of enrolled students and fix 
tuition at 95 percent of the result, then out-of-state tuition 
for the 1979-80 academic year would be $3,150. Such a precipitous 
increase would have a significant impact on currently enrolled 
students. He noted that others, using a different formula, had 
arrived at a different figure. 

While Representative Collins had filed a bill which 
?ould repeal the mandate, President Knapp continued, the bill 
lad very little chance of passing unless the Unversity gave some 



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indication that it would conform to the intent of the Legislature 
One way of doing this, which would also lessen the impact on 
currently enrolled students, would be to phase in the increase 
over a period of three years. If out-of-state tuition were 
raised $600 per year for each of three years, the 1981-82 tuition 
would be equal to the average of other public institutions in con- 
tiguous states. President Knapp said he had discussed this with several 
legislators and they found it to be a reasonable suggestion. 

Ms. Simmons noted that historically tuition for out-of- 
state graduate students had kept pace with undergraduate tuition. 
For this reason the Trustees might wish to address the question 
of graduate tuition. Also, in the past, the University had taken 
the position that no consideration be given to increasing tuition 
in the absence of increased student financial aid. At present 
there were no prospects of such an increase. However, counsel 
had ruled that the University could offer out-of-state students 
a deferred tuition payment plan, thus the students could pay the 

difference between resident tuition and out-of-state tuition over 
an eight month period. Chairman Shearer said that this would help 
the students who could afford to stay but would not help those 
who could not afford the increase. 

Trustee 0* Sullivan asked if consideration had been give^i 
to calculating the amount that would be collected by raising 
tuition to $3150 and then imposing a raise on both graduate and 
undergraduate students. This would spread the load while not 
affecting the total amount to be remitted to the state. Mr. Stine 
said that the language of the legislation would not allow such 
an arrangement. 

President Knapp said it was important to realize that 
for several years the preface to the Appropriations Act had con- 
tained language that mandated the University and the other seg- 
ments of public higher education to set out-of-state tuition 
at 95 percent of the average cost of instruction. Since the 
"average cost" was never defined, the University devised its own 
formula for calculating the average instructional cost, In the 
FY78 Appropriations Act the Legislature, for the first time, de- 
fined the phrase and stated that "average cost of instruction 
shall mean the total maintenance appropriation of each institution 

In talking with the sponsors of the legislation, it was 
apparent that this is what they had always meant. While they 
would accept excluding land grant activities in calculating the 
average cost, it was apparent that they would not accept other 
exclusions. Trustee Kassler said that the legislators may have 
>een influenced by the greater tuition charged by public institu- 
ion in neighboring states. 

After further discussion it was apparent that there was 
a consensus on several matters — that the University should 



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make a good faith effort to address the intent of the legislation 
that it was necessary to develop an acceptable policy without un- 
due delay; that the tuition set should be comparable to that of 
institutions in neighboring states; that the tuition be increased 
in stages; and that legislative sanction for such a mechanism be 
sought. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees, pursuant 
to the provisions of Chapter 367 of the Acts of 
1978, certify that the average annual cost of 
instruction for each undergraduate student at 
the University of Massachusetts is $3,300; further, 
that effective as of the fall semester, 1979, the 
tuition charged to all nonresident undergraduate 
students at" the University of Massachusetts shall 
be $2,150 for the academic year 1979-1980 ($1,075 
per semester); $2,750 for the academic year 1980- 
1981 ($1,375 per semester); and $3,350 for the 
academic year 1981-1982 ($1,675 per semester); 
provided, however, that students participating 
in the New England Regional Student Program shall 
not be affected by this vote, and further provided, 
that said tuition shall be subject to further 
consideration by the Board of Trustees upon 
amendment or repeal of Chapter 367. 



The Committee then discussed the need to reconsider the 
Board imposed five percent limit on the number of out-of-state stu<- 
dents of the entering class; the need for greater recruiting ef- 
forts; and the need to bring tuition for out-of state graduate 
students into line with that for undergraduates. Chairman Shearer 
noted that the discussion had, in effect, established the agenda 
for the next meeting of the Committee. 

There was no further business to come before the Commit- 
tee and the meeting was adjourned at 11:57 a.m. 



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MINUTES OF JOINT MEETING 
COMMITTEES ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 
AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Wednesday, January 24, 1979; 12:00 noon 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Kassler; Trustees McNeil, 



tfcNulty, Sawtelle and Tyson; Mr. Callahan representing Trustee 
Anrig; Ms. Owens representing Trustee Okin; Mr. Brand, Treasurer; 
v lr. Miller recorder 

Committee Members Absent: Trustees Burack, 0' Sullivan and Romer 



lentral Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Lcademic Affairs; Mr. DeNyse, Vice President for Management; Mr. 



leehan, Senior Consultant 



UM/Amherst : Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 
Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Fin- 
ance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Mr. Bischoff, 
bean, School of Physical Education; Professor Fletcher, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston: Mr. Prince, Director of Planning and Development 



jUM/Worcester : Mr. Feinblatt, Associate Dean and Director of Stu- 



dent Affairs 

Chairman Kassler called the meeting to order at 12:25 ' UM/Amherst — 
p.m. and asked for discussion of the only item on the agenda, Construction c 
Concept of Constructing a Dome over the Alumni Stadium^ -UM/Amherst. Dome over 



Mr. Bischoff said that the Amherst campus has some problems stem- Alumni Stadiun 
ming from the lack of certain athletic facilities; roofing over 
and renovating the stadium had been suggested as a possible solu- 
tion. The campus had commissioned a preliminary feasibility study, 
but at this time there were no plans to seek either campus admini- 
stration or Board approval. 

While the Amherst campus had very good facilities for 
outdoor atheletics and for intramural and recreational athletics, 
there is no skating rink; there are only two locker rooms for 
visiting athletic teams; and there is a need for additional hand- 
ball/paddleball courts. Also, Curry Hicks Cage, the basketball 
court for inter-collegiate games, is very antiquated and cannot be 
refurbished. The renovation and roofing of the Alumni Stadium in- 
volves a recently-developed technique whereby a steel frame would 
be constructed over the existing structure. A fabric roof is then 
draped over the frame. Such roofs are in use at the University of 
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is planning to construct one. Mr. Bischoff said he had discussed 
this matter with Chancellor Bromery and it was agreed that the 
idea was worth a feasibility study. Consulting engineers had been 
hired and their study showed that the idea was feasible. A com- 
puter test of the durability of such a structure showed up to 48 
inches of snow. 

Renovation of the stadium might include replacing the 
sod now on the field with artificial turf. During the appropriate 
seasons the field could be used for football, soccer, field hocke^ 
baseball and lacrosse. The turg could be removed and stored and 
the surface used for a skating rink with seating for 8,000 people 
and a basketball court with 10,000 seats. In addition, ten tennisj 
courts, sixteen handball courts, locker rooms and toilet faciliti* 
would be installed. Mr. Bischoff said that the roofing and reno- 
vation would cost ^8,000,000. Parenthetically, he noted that a 
new 10,000 seat facility would cost $1,500 per seat, or $15,000,00j0. 
The yearly bill for utilities would be $67,000. With the artificial 
turf, maintenance costs would be reduced. It is estimated that 
the entire unit could be maintained by four people. 



Although the matter of financing the proposed dome had 
not been fully explored, there was no intention to seek state 
funding. Chancellor Bromery believed the concept might engender 
outside support. Three separate surveys had been made to deter- 
mine student support; in each the majority of students had indi- 
cated their willingness to pay increased fees for such a project. 
Chairman Kassler said a letter supporting the proposal from the 
Alumni Association and a letter from Trustee Romer expressing cer- 
tain concerns of the Amherst Board of Selectmen had been received. 
At his request copies of the letters are appended to these min- 
utes. Trustee McNulty suggested that the next time the Board held 
a meeting on the Amherst campus, the Committee members might find 
it instructive to tour the athletic facilities. 

Trustee Kassler said that while he appreciated Mr. 
Bischoff 's interest in meeting the needs and his willingness to 
investigate solutions, he was troubled to learn of this project 
from press statements and campus interviews. This was the first 
time the Trustees had heard directly from the School of Physical 
Education even though the Trustees had requested information on 
the facilities before. Equally troubling was the fact that the 
Chancellor at Amherst knew of the project and had approved the ex- 
penditure for the feasibility study. Most disturbing of all, 
Trustee Kassler continued, was the context in which the issue was 
being raised. The University had a number of building related 
problems and the Board was asked to find the funds necessary to 
correct these problems. Inevitably questions would be raised 
about the true need for funds to repair and renovate buildings 
while the Board undertakes an $8,000,000 project to place a dome 
on the stadium. He urged the staff at Amherst to inform the Cen- 
tral Administration and the Board before undertaking or publici- 
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Mr. Lynton said that any major project entailed consid- 
erable discussion and should not proceed without Trustee authoriza- 
tion. However, there was an almost inevitable dilemma in that 
even a preliminary discussion as to whether something should be 
explored required an understanding of parameters. He said that no 
one at Amherst, in discussing the dome, had any intention of pre- 
senting the Board with an accomplished fact. They had undertaken 
a preliminary exploration; whether this exploration would lead to 
a realistic proposal was still very much an open question. In dis- 
cussing the University's athletic policy, it was noted that Presi- 
dent Knapp had asked the Chancellors to make recommendations with 
regard to athletic policy by the end of May. With an agreed upon 
policy, the discussion of the need for doming the stadium would 
be much clearer. 

Mr. Lynton said that work on the proposal, as had been 
stated, rested on the assumption of need. He suggested that any 
further exploration focus not on additional technical details but 
on the need issue. Also, more thinking about funding possibilities 
was necessary. 

Trustee Sawtelle said he had been very impressed by the 
presentation; there is an urgent need for an improved facility and 
he urged that the feasibility studies be continued and that the 
program be pursued. 



Trustee Kassler suggested that further studies concen- 
trate on alternatives. He asked the central office staff to in- 
vestigate the inhouse capacity to analyze alternatives which would 
meet the needs of the campus on a more modest scale and, if possi- 
ble, report back to the Buildings and Grounds Committee at its 
next meeting. 

The business of the joint meeting concluded at 2:00 p.m. 

The Committee on Buildings and Grounds then discussed 
Specifications for Replacement of Incinerators in Academic Build- 



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ings — UM/Amherst. Mr. Meehan said this was part of the FY77 capi- 



tal outlay budget which the Board had approved. The incinerators,! 
as were the other items in the budget, were largely maintenance 
items. Chairman Kassler proposed that as the items were being im- 
plemented the Committee be informed. If there were questions the 
Trustees could raise them at the appropriate time. This was agree- 
able to all. 

There then ensued a brief discussion on the delays in 
construction which were caused by the Bureau of Building Construc- 
tion. It was agreed that this was a serious matter which should 
be discussed at a future meeting. 



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There was no further business to come before the Commit- 
tee and the meeting was adjourned at 2:05 p.m. 




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Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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Grounds, January 24, 1979 i 



AMHERST (^Massachusetts 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

January 23, 1979 




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Mr. Haskell A. Kassler 

Chairman, Buildings and Grounds Committee 

University of Massachusetts 

Board of Trustees 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Ma. 

Dear Hacky: 

Although I will not be able to attend the Buildings and Grounds meeting 
tomorrow noon, I would like to bring to the Committee's attention the 
concerns of the Town of Amherst about the proposal to enclose and expand 
the Alumni Stadium. We have, of course, no position on whether or not 
the project should be undertaken. However, it must be recognized that 
significant expansion in the use of the Stadium will have a major impact 
on Amherst. The following issues would require the Town's attention 
sooner or later: 

1. Expanded and more frequent activities will need more police 
protection services, and possibly increased fire protection 
as well. The Town is prepared to provide the required fire 
protection services, and we can provide substantial assistance 
in the police area. In the latter case, it would seem desirable 
to have the University's Department of Public Safety and the 
Town's Police Department work out a joint approach to providing 
security, traffic control, and other police services. 

2. Traffic congestion and parking problems, as any Trustee who has 
attended a football game at the Stadium can attest, will in- 
evitably be increased with an expanded facility, and they will 
occur more frequently with the broadened range of activities 
the proposal envisions. We see an obvious need to address 
such issues seriously. 

3. Coordination with various appropriate agencies of the Town 

is especially vital during the conceptual and planning stages 
of any such project. Our Town Manager, A. Louis Hayward , is 
the person with whom you and other University administrators 
should consult initially on planning and operational issues 
which will have effects or impacts on the Town. Other agencies 
and officials of the Town, such as the Planning Board, the 
Police and Fire Departments (as noted above), and the Town 
Planner, should be involved at appropriate stages of the develop- 
ment process. 



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We look forward to learning more about this proposal, and we will 
do all we can to encourage cooperation between the Town and the 
University as the project progresses. 



Sincerely yours , 

Diana H. Romer 
Chairman 






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cc: President David Knapp 

Chancellor Randolph Bromery 
Gerald Grady, Community Relations 



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ASSOCIATE ALUMNI Meetin § of the Trustee Committee 

on Buildings & Grounds 

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MEMORIAL HALL ■ AWHERST 01003 
AREA CODE 413 

545-2317 

October 25, 1978 



President David C. Xnapp 
University of Massachusetts 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, m 02116 

Dear President Knapp: 

At our invitation, Dean David Bischoff made a presentation on the "Stadium- 
Dome" concept at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors 
of the Associate Alumni on September 20. While it was made abundantly clear to 
us that the 'concept' is not yet a proposal, and that you and the Board of 
Trustees have not been briefed by Dean Bischoff, we do wish to apprise you (and 
the Board) of our position. 

The need for improved facilities in a number of areas of athletic endeavor 
is evident, and need not be belabored by us. Suffice it to say that our facilities, 
with some exceptions, are unworthy of the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, 
and do a disservice to our students, staff, alumni, friends, and citizens of the 
Commonwealth. We see the "Stadium- Dome" as remedying our major deficiencies in 
a practical, and hopefully achievable, manner. 

Of equal importance to the Alumni are the potential side effects of such a 
project. We have become increasingly concerned, in recent years, of the negative 
image projected by the University to all segments of its constituency. While our 
Board of Directors has made several false starts in the direction of helping the 
University project a more positive image, we have made little progress. We see 
the "Stadium- Dome" as the focal point for such a process. It is unique --a first, 
imaginative, exciting; a 'cause' about which many members of the University's 
constituency would rally. It's the "something good happening" that we so badly 
need. 

In closing, we urge that you and the Board of Trustees endorse the concept 
in the most positive terms, and muster all of the resources at your disposal to 
effect fruition of the project. The Associate Alumni stands ready to help. 



Yours sincerely, 




Stanley P. 
President 
Associate Alumni 



SPC:lh 

cc: Mr. Joseph P. Healey 

Chairman, Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 



January 24, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Crain, President Knapp; 
Trustees Dennis, Krumsiek, Marks, and Tyson; Mr. Colby represent^- 
ing Trustee Winthrop; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member : Trustee Breyer 

Central Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Mr. DeNyse, Acting Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Hogan, University Controller; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice 
President 

UM/ Amherst : Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 
Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Fi- 
nance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Professor 
Fletcher, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director, In- 
stitutional Planning and Budget 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance and Hospital Director; Dr. Caper, Vice 
Chancellor for Health Affairs; Mr. Thompson, Associate Vice Chan- 
cellor for Community Relations, Planning and Development; Mr. 
Turek, Budget Director; Mr. Feinblatt, Director of Student Affairs 

Chairman Crain called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m. Mid-year 
President Knapp introduced discussion of Mid-year Budget Review Budget 
and indicated fund transfers were being requested by the campuses^ Review 
the Institute for Governmental Services and the University Adminis- 
tration. The specific recommendations were summarized in the 
documentation forwarded to the Committee. 

Discussion highlighted the mid-year status of the Univei - 
sity. It was reported that the Amherst campus budget had absorbec 
cost-of-living increases for both classified and non-unit profes- 
sional personnel, and campus officials were currently studying the 
budgetary effects of increased out-of-state student tuition and 
the 5% limit on out-of-state student enrollment. Chancellor Van 
Ummersen indicated that the Boston campus has filled vacant fac- 
ulty positions in the College of Professional Studies and the 



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Guidelines 
on the State 
Program for 
Hiring and 
Budget 
Savings 

Plan for the 
Recovery of 
Fringe 
Benefits 



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College of Public and Community Services and added that counseling 
and financial aid services had been strengthened. In addition, 
the BBC had begun legal action on some of the existing physical 
plant problems. Chancellor Goodman informed the Committee that 
this was the first year of full enrollment for the Worcester cam- 
pus and that the mild winter and increased use of gas over oil ha 
reduced utility costs. Mr. Bice reported that the Group Practice 
Plan was under new management and now in a position to repay its 
University loan. Mr. Stine concluded discussion by adding that 
the appointment of Treasurer Brand had strengthened the Univer- 
sity's overall financial operation; the move to 250 Stuart Street 
had resulted in a University savings of approximately $80,000; 
and due to both better management of investments and higher in- 
terest rates, Trust Fund Interest was much improved over earlier 
expectations. It was proposed that reserves from this fund be 
set aside to cover insurance costs, special projects and increase 
existing reserve accounts. The special projects would be revieweji 
by the President's Executive Council and then forwarded to the 
Committee on Budget and Finance for further review. There being 
no further discussion, on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the subsidiary account transfers as detailed in 
Doc. T79-005. 



and further 
VOTED: 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the following allocations of earnings from 
Trustee Trust Fund Interest: 

FY79 University-wide Insurance Premiums $ 70,000 

Trustee Trust Fund Interest Reserve 250,000 

Speical Projects 180,000 



Chairman Crain then called for discussion of Guidelines 
on the State Program for Hiring and Budget Savings. 



President 

Knapp informed the Committee that the guidelines were fairly gen- 
eral. Suggestions as to possible statement rewording were dis- 
cussed. 

The Committee next discussed Plan for the Recovery of 
Fringe Benefits . It was reported that there had been a series of 
letters between the University and Secretary Buckley's office re- 
garding this matter. It was the position of the University that 
because of its fiscal autonomy it was not subject to this require- 
ment. The current plan is an attempt on the part of the state to 
recover the fringe benefits which the University currently charges 
as indirect costs of federal grants. There are two kinds of 



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fringe benefits — current costs, such as health insurance, for 
which the University reimburses the state; and potential costs, 
such as retirement, for which the University does not reimburse 
the state. Chapter 29 9(f) of the federal grant statute allows 
the University to recover these indirect costs. The proposed 
plan has potentially serious implications for the University for, 
should fringe benefits be reimbursed to the state, there would 
be less money available for research. It was the consensus of thfe 
Committee that the University should maintain fiscal autonomy in 
this matter. 

The Committee then reviewed Collective Bargaining Costs 



The summary was prepared at the request of the Committee and in- 
cluded expenses for legal counsel involved in negotiations with 
both faculty and staff unions. 

Chairman Crain then asked Mr. DeNyse to introduce the 
next item, a status report on Small Business/Minority Purchasing . 
This report covered the first quarter of FY79 and showed a marked 
improvement over the report of the previous year. Trustee Dennis 
requested that future reports include the number of contracts and 
the actual amounts paid, since this at times differed with the 
original award. He also indicated that several suppliers had 
called him concerning the program's operation; he felt there 
should be semi-annual meetings of the Committee at which time this 
subject would be discussed with invited purchasing agents in at- 
tendance. It was agreed that this would be done. 

Chairman Crain turned to the last agenda item, the 
Delegation of Authority — UM/Worcester . Treasurer Brand explained J 
that Mr. Cathey had requested that the list of those authorized tcj 
sign various state forms be updated. On motion made and seconded 
it was 



VOTED : To recommend to the Board of Trustees, that the 

following supervisors of the University of Massa- 
chusetts Medical Center be authorized, in their 
supervisory capacities, to sign and execute singly 
and with or without any co-signature, as required 
by Trustee approved guidelines, any and all docu- 
ments and instruments relating to expenditures of 
and/or requests for State appropriated funds for 
the University of Massachusetts Medical Center con- 
sisting of a Medical School and a Teaching Hospital 
as may from time to time be required to be drawn 
or executed under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 
75, Section 8: 

Robert L. Cathey, Director of Fiscal Affairs 

Jerome T. Fosselman, Controller 



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Collective 
Bargaining 
Costs 



Small 
Business/ 
Minority 
Purchasing 



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Delegation of 
Authority 



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Lorinda K. Rabidou, General Accounting Manager 

Chairman Crain expressed his appreciation concerning 
the budget review process. He had found it very helpful, and 
asked that the Committee's appreciation be extended to those in- 
volved in the process. 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m. 




'Ann S'. "Kurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 



February 7, 1979; 1:30 p.m. 
Chancellor's Conference Room 
Administration Building 
University of Massachusetts/Boston 

Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Healey; President Knapp; 



Trustees Burack, Crain, Dennis, Kassler, Marks, Robertson and Troy 
Mr. Brand, Treasurer; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. 
Eichel, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Miller, recorder 

Absent Committee Members: Trustee Shearer 



Other Trustees: Trustees Breyer, Donlan, Krumsiek, McNeil, McNulty, 



Morgenthau, 0' Sullivan, Popko, Romer, Sawtelle, and Tyson 
Central Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr 



Searson, General Counsel 



UM/Amherst: Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 



Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Fin- 
ance 

UM/Boston: Chancellor VanUmmerson; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor 



for Administration and Finance; Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 



Administration and Finance and Hospital Director 

The meeting was called to order at 1:48 p.m. Chairman 
Healey called for a motion to enter exectuive session in order to 
discuss the recommendation of a candidate for an honorary degree. 
The Committee would reconvene in open session. At 1:50 p.m., with 
out discussion, it was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: 



To enter Executive Session. 



Trustees Burack, Crain, Kassler, Marks, Robertson, and 
Troy voted for the motion, as did Chairman Healey and President 
Knapp. Trustee Dennis was not present when the vote was taken; 
Trustee Shearer was absent. At 1:55 p.m. it was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To end the Executive Session and recon- 
vene the open meeting. 

The Committee then discussed Temporary Increase in Sal- 
ary for Ernest Becker — UM/Boston (Doc. T79-002). A temporary ad- 



justment was being recommended as Professor Becker, in order to 
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UM/Worc ester — 
Elimination of 
Citizen Re-' . 
quirement for 
Admission to 
the Medical 
School 



UM/Worcester — 
Affirmative 
Action Plan 
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would have to maintain two residences for a period of time. The 
percentage increase recommended, which would not require any Uni- 
versity or state funds, reflected the fact that he would be work- 
ing a calendar rather than an academic year. Board action was 
necessary as he was at the top of the state scale. There was lit- 
tle discussion and it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
approve a temporary salary increase of 
fifteen percent during the period of Jan- 
uary 1, 1979, through May 31, 1979 for 
Professor Ernest Becker. 

The next item discussed was Elimination of Citizenship 
Requirement for Admission to the University of Massachusetts Med- 



ical School. General Counsel Searson had recommended this require- 



UM/Worcester — 
Amendment to 
the Informed 
Consent Form 
for Human Sub- 
ject Research 
(Doc. T79-009) 



ment be eliminated as it violated the Equal Protection Clause of 
the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. The Trustees 
found this recommendation to be reasonable and without discussion, 
it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees eliminate 
the requirement of United States citizenship 
for admission to the University of Massachusetts 
Medical School. 

The Committee then discussed Affirmative Action Plan — 
UM/Worcester (Doc. T79-008) . Chancellor Goodman said the plan 
developed by the campus Affirmative Action officer had been thor- 
oughly reviewed and approved at all levels. Mr. Lyons said that 
counsel had also reviewed the plan and found it acceptable, There 
was no discussion, and it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the University of Massachusetts Medical Center 
Affirmative Action Plan (Doc. T79-008) , as sum- 
marized in the Presidential communication of Jan- 
uary 29, 1979. 

The next item discussed was Amendment to the Protection 
of Human Subjects in Research Informed Consent Form — UM/Worcester 
(Doc. T79-009) . The amendment was necessitated by a new regula- 
tion laid down by the National Institute of Health. The amendment 
[would inform human subjects of the extent and nature of compensa- 
tion the University would provide in case of physical injury di- 
rectly resulting from their participation in a research project. 
It was noted that the amendment had been reviewed by the Faculty 
and Educational Policy Committee and the General Counsel and that 
the language of the amendment had been tightened. 

In response to questions from Trustees Robertson and 
Krumsiek, Chancellor Goodman said that the "industrial sponsor" 
referred to in the amendment could, for example, be a drug 

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company which was conducting research on a new product, and that 
medical treatment offered would be limited to that available at 
the Medical Center. There was no further discussion and it was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve the 

amendment to the Informed Consent Form for Protection 
of Human Subjects in Research, as set forth in 
Document T79-009 . 

The Committee then discussed Springfield Area Health 
Education Center . In order to establish the Springfield AHEC, 
the University, together with the Tufts Medical School and the 
four participating Springfield area hospitals, had to establish a 
non-profit corporation to plan and develop and serve as the 
directing body of the Center. 

The non-profit corporation would be organized by twelve 
corporators, two from each of the six institutions. When the 
corporation became operational it would be administered by a six 
member board of directors with each institution nominating one 
director. The Trustees were now being asked to authorize the 
President to nominate the University's representatives. 

After a brief discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend to the Board of Trustees that the 

President or his designee be granted the authority to 
assist in establishing a non-profit corporation, 
and to take any other action necessary and appropriate 
in order to implement the contract between the 
University of Massachusetts and the federal government 
concerning the Area Health Education Center Program. 

The next item dealt with was Payment of Ohio Real 
Estate Taxes on Murray D. Lincoln Land. In discussing this 



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Springfield 
AHEC 



Payment of 
Ohio Real 



Land 



matter it was suggested that the possibility of having the property Estate Taxes 

re-assessed be explored since the assessed valuation of the on Murray 

property and the fair market value bore no relation to any offers 

the University had received for the land. Trustee Crain said 

that present arrangements for administering the Lincoln Trust 

should be re-examined. Lastly, Mr. Brand was urged to continue 

his efforts to sell the land. 



It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend to the Board of Trustees that the 
Treasurer of the University, Robert H. Brand, 
be authorized to pay $13,388.01 from accumulated 
income of the Murray D. and Anne H. Lincoln 
Endowment Fund to the Treasurer of Franklin County, 
Ohio for 1978 real estate taxes on land owned by 
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Anne H. Lincoln Trust. 

The Committee then discussed Out-of-State Tuition 
Increase. President Knapp said that the Student Affairs Committee 



at its January 24, 1979, meeting had been presented with a 
recommendation which would have set tuition for out-of-state stu- 
dents at the level mandated by provisions of the budget act — that 
is, 95 percent of the total cost of educating such students, or 
$3,150 for the academic year 1979/80. 

After an extended discussion the Committee had agreed 
to recommend that the Board increase out-of-state tuition in 
stages of $600 per year over the next three years to a 1981/82 
total of $3,350. In making this recommendation the Committee 
acted in the expectation that the Legislature would change the 
Language of the budget act, and in effect return to the Board the 
authority to set tuition. In discussing this matter with several 
Legislators it had become apparent that if the Board gave some 
indication of its intent regarding tuition policy, then repeal of 
the proviso would be considered. 

Trustee Burack asked how an increase in the per-student 
cost would affect the proposed staged increase. President Knapp 
Explained that in structuring the proposal, the assumption that 
Der-student costs would increase was considered. However, the 
proposal was not based on per-student cost, but on the average 
tuition of public universities in the northeastern states. 

Trustee Kassler said it was important to realize that 
the language of the budget act was not clear; however, the intent 
of those legislators who supported the increase in out-of-state 
tuition was very clear. He stressed that the Board should respond 
to the intent of the legislation and, in approving the staggered 
tuition increase proposal, the University would be on record as 
Deing properly responsive to the concerns of the Legislature. 
The Board would then be in a position to deal effectively with 
the Legislature in discussing which body, the Board or the 
Legislature, should set tuition. 

Chairman Healey said that the question of who set 
tuition was one of major importance. Tuition was a matter for 
the Board to decide. At present the Board's position was to 
support the Collins Bill which would repeal the offending segment 
of the budget act. He agreed that, in order to effect repeal, 
the Board would have to respond to the concerns of the legislators 
e concluded by reminding the Board that the questions yet to be 
ddressed included that of in-state tuition and that of the 
udget as a whole. In addressing these, the Board would have to 
recognize legislative realities. 

There being no further business to come before the 
Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 2:42 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the Board 

of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



February 7, 1979; 2:30 p.m. 
Chancellor's Conference Room 
Harbor Campus 
University of Massachusetts/Boston 



Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey; President Knapp ; 
Trustees Breyer , Burack, Crain, Dennis, Donlan, Kassler, 
Krumsiek, Marks, McNeil, McNulty, Morgenthau, O'Sullivan, 
Popko, Robertson, Romer, Sawtelle, Troy, Tyson; Mr. Callahan 
representing Trustee Anrig; Mr. Lenhardt representing Trustee 
Frechette; Mr. Johnson representing Trustee King; Ms. Owens 
representing Trustee Okin; Mr. Colby representing Trustee 
Winthrop; Mr. Brand, Treasurer; Ms. Kurd, Administrative 
Secretary Designate; Ms. Eichel, Assistant Secretary; Mr. 
Miller, recorder 

Trustees Absent : Trustee Shearer 

Central Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; 
Mr. Sear son, General Counsel 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
and Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance; Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance and Hospital Director 

Guests : Ms. Pruitt, Messrs. Batmanghelidg and Letwin, students 
at UM/Boston 

The meeting was called to order at 2:45 p.m. 
Chairman Healey said that he had agreed, on behalf of the 
Board, to hear a presentation by students from UM/ Boston on 
the out-of-state tuition increase. 

In their remarks the students made a number of 
points. There was apparently a belief that foreign students 
were rich. This was not true — most had only subsistence 
incomes. If tuition were raised these students would be 



Out-of-State 
Tuition In- 
crease — 
UM/Boston Stu- 
dent Pre- 
sentation 



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Approval of 
Minutes of 
Prior meeting 



forced to leave and seek less expensive alternatives. Those 
few foreign students who could afford to pay would not be 
willing to pay from $3,000 to $4,000 to attend UM/Boston and 
they too would seek alternatives. Thus the greater majority of 
foreign students would leave and the estimated additional 
$4,300,000 in receipts would not materialize. Further, the 
present multiethnic element now found in the student body would 
be lost and the quality of education would decline. 

Concern was expressed that if out-of-state tuition 
were raised then tuition for residents would also be increased. 
Many resident students would also have to drop out. These 
students had enrolled with the understanding that they would 
receive a quality education at a price they could afford. This 
might soon be impossible. If the Trustees wished to support 
the students, they could best do so by sending a letter to the 
Legislature expressing their opposition to the increase. 

The students demanded that the Trustees ignore the 
legislation. There should be no extension of the residency 
requirement. Finally, there should be one tuition for all 
students regardless of residency. 

Chairman Healey thanked the students for their 
presentation. He then asked if there were any additions or 
corrections to the minutes of the prior meeting. There 
were none and it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the December 
6, 1978, meeting of the Board. 

Chairman Healey next introduced Mr. Johnson, newly 
appointed Secretary of Educational Affairs and representative 
of Trustee King; and Mr. Lenhardt, representative of Trustee 
Frechette. 



President's 
Comments 



President Knapp reported he had met earlier in the 
day with the Trustee Oversight Committee. He noted that the 
Worcester search was in its final stages. The search commit- 
tees for Amherst and Boston had narrowed their lists of can- 
didates to about ten and it was expected that each committee 
would have a final list of candidates in March. 



A large number of applications and recommendations 
for the post of Vice President for University Relations had 
been received and work was now underway to reduce these to 
a relatively short list of those to be interviewed. 



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The Committee on Budget and Finance, President 
Knapp continued, at its January 24 meeting had considered 
guidelines for the reduction of expenditures in all segments 
of the University for the remainder of FY79 and in subse- 
quent years. The guidelines had since been sent to each of 
the Chancellors. 

President Knapp said discussions had been held 
and were continuing with the Board of Higher Education re- 
garding the FY80 budget. Also, the heads of all segments of 
public institutions had met with the Governor and Secretary 
Johnson to discuss higher education in the state and its 
fund ing . 

President Knapp noted that two alumni-related 
meetings had been held recently: a reception for legisla- 
tors who were alumni; and a meeting involving alumni and 
career placement staff centering on career changes. 

Word had just been received, President Knapp con- 
tinued, that the Medical Center had received a grant from the 
Astra Pharmaceutical Products Corporation for research in 
anesthesiology. The initial grant was for $200,000 and it was 
understood that the funding would continue and could total 
$1,000,000. He reported the District Attorney had started 
proceedings against the firm that designed the Tillson Power 
Plant at Amherst. 

The President concluded his report by urging the 

Trustees to attend the February 14 meeting of the President's 

Advisory Council, at which time Governor King would address the 
Council. 

Chancellor Van Ummersen reported that positive 
responses had been received from four of the six honorary 
degree candidates nominated by the Boston campus. The campus 
was now completing work on the Spring Arts Festival, which 
would focus on music composition and performance. Also, it had 
been learned from the Federal Urban Mass Transit Authority that 
the MBTA had been instructed to concentrate on improving the 
Columbia Station, and had been asked to make a proposal for a 
$1,000,000 grant. This meant that the Quincy trains on the Red 
Line would no longer bypass the Columbia station. 



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Chancellor's 

Comments 



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UM/ Amherst — 
Chancellor's 
Comments 



UM/Worcester- 
Chancellor' s 
Comments 



Affirmative 

Action 

Resolution 



Chancellor Van Ummersen concluded her remarks 
by noting that a memorial service had been held on February 
6 for John MacCombie, Director of the Year-in-France Program. 
The campus had been saddened by the sudden death of Professor 
MacCombie, who was a founding member of UM/Boston and the 
Department of French. 

Mr. Allen said that a consent decree had been 
signed by both parties to the suit brought by the Amherst 
campus 03 employees. Individual employees were now being 
transferred to 01 and 02 positions. 

Chancellor Goodman said that the Astra grant, men- 
tioned by President Knapp, was a very important achievement. 
It was hoped that this would be the precursor of a number 
of such grants. The Medical Center had also received approval 
for two recombinant DNA projects. Also, Mr. Neil Brown, 
Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, had received a 
grant from the Josiah Macy Foundation. 

In the Teaching Hospital, Chancellor Goodman con- 
tinued, six more intensive care beds had been opened, bringing 
the total number of beds open to 172. The Hospital now boasted 
the only pediatric care unit between Springfield and Boston. 
In addition, the Hospital had opened a geriatric screening unit 
and a clinic for patients recovering from heart attacks. 
Finally, on March 6, the first ten beds of a twenty bed acute, 
short-term care psychiatric unit would be opened. 

Chairman Healey then discussed the Affirmative 
Action Resolution . Trustee McNeil expressed concern that the 
Board was moving slowly in adopting a firm resolution and asked 
the Board to adopt a statement which would urge all segments of 
the University to implement plans and procedures which would 
assure the hiring of minorities and women at all levels. 

In the brief discussion which followed, it was agreed 
that the proposed draft resolution could be made more effective. 
Trustee Kassler agreed to redraft the resolution for approval 
at the next Board meeting. Chairman Healey said that this was 
a matter of some urgency and asked interested Trustees to come 
forward with their comments so that the resolution would be 
effective and would lead to a consensus on the part of the 
Board. Trustee McNeil, noting that she would not be at the 
next Board meeting, urged that the resolution not be tabled and 
that the Trustees vote on the matter in her absence. 



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The Board then heard the reports of Standing Commit- 
tees. Chairman Healey said the Executive Committee had met on 
January 9, and, operating as a Committee with the full author- 
ity of the Board, had approved an Administrative Leave for 
Robert J. Steamer; appointed Ann S. Hurd to the post of Adminis- 
trative Secretary to the Board; and had approved the establish- 
ment of the position of Vice President for University Relations. 

The Board then considered the actions taken at the 
just-completed meeting of the Executive Committee. Without 
discussion it was moved, seconded and 



VOTED : 



To approve a temporary salary increase of 
fifteen percent during the period of Jan- 
uary 1, 1979 through May 31, 1979 for Prof- 
fessor Ernest Becker; 



and further 



VOTED : To eliminate the requirement of United 
States citizenship for admission to the 
University of Massachusetts Medical School; 



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and further 



VOTED : 



To approve the University of Massachusetts 
Medical Center Affirmative Action Plan 
(Doc. T79-008), as summarized in the Pres- 
idential communication of January 29, 1979; 



and further 



VOTED ; To approve the amendment to the Informed 
Consent Form for Protection of Human Sub- 
jects in Research, as set forth in Docu- 
ment T79-009; 



and further 



VOTED : 



That the President or his designee be, and 
hereby is, granted the authority to assist 
in establishing a non-profit corporation, 
to elect members of said corporation, and 
to take any other action necessary and 
appropriate in order to implement the con- 
tract between the University of Massachusetts 
and the Federal Government concerning the 
Area Health Education Center Program; 



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Report of 
Executive 
Committee 



UM/Boston — 
Temporary 
Salary Increase 
for Professor 
Becker 



UM/Worcester — 
Elimination 
of U.S. 
Citizenship 
Requirement 
for Admission 
to Medical 
School 

UM/Worcester — 
Affirmative 
Action Plan 
(Doc. T79-008) 

UM/Worcester — 
Amendment to 
Informed Con- 
sent Form for 
Protection of 
Human Subjects 
in Research 
(Doc. T79-009) 

Delegation of 
Authority to 
President Re- 
garding 
Springfield 
AHEC 



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Delegation of 
Authority to 
Treasurer to 
Pay Ohio 
Real Estate 
Taxes 



UM/ Amherst — 
Honorary 
Degree 
Recipient 



Report of 
Committee on 
Faculty and 
Educational 
Policy 

UM/Amherst — 
Extension 
of Women's 
Studies 
Program 



UM/Amherst — 
Exchange Pro- 
gram with 
Universite 
de Haute 
Bretagne 

UM/Worcester — 
Dr. Edward 
Budnitz 
named Pro- 
fessor 
Emeritus 
(Doc. T79-001) 



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and further 



VOTED : 



and further 



VOTED : 



To authorize the Treasurer to pay $13,388.01 
from accumulated income of the Murray D. and 
Anne H. Lincoln Endowment Fund to the Treasurer 
of Franklin County, Ohio, for 1978 real estate 
taxes on land owned by the University of Mass- 
achusetts and the Murray D. and Anne H. Lincoln 
Trust; 



To confirm as a candidate for an honorary 
degree to be awarded at the 1979 Commence- 
ment, UM/Amherst, that person agreed upon 
in executive session and to instruct the 
Chancellor to proceed with necessary 
arrangements . 



The Board then heard the report of the Committee on 
Faculty and Educational Policy. Trustee Troy said the first 
item dealt with at the Committee's January 17 meeting was 
Extension of Women's Studies Program — UM/Amherst. The campus 
had recommended that the program's mandate be extended for five 
years and that it be expanded into a major. Since the latter 
recommendation raised unresolved questions regarding resources, 
the Committee had been asked only to consider the extension of 
the program. The Committee recommended that the mandate be 
extended. 

There was no discussion and it was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To extend the mandate for the Women's Studies 
Program at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst for five years. 

The Committee, Trustee Troy continued, then discussed 
an information item, Exchange Program with the Universite de 
Haute Bretagne, Rennes, France — UM/Amherst. There had been an 
informal exchange program between the two schools for some time 
and the program had now been formalized. 

The next item dealt with was the Naming of Dr. Edward 
Budnitz to the Rank of Professor of Medicine Emeritus — UM/ 
Worcester (Doc. T79-001). Trustee Troy noted that before 
addressing the specific recommendation the Committee had 
discussed the general issue of granting the rank of emeritus. 
The University had never had a systematic policy and it was 

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apparent that this was an area where there should be a policy 
and a procedure for singling out especially meritorious indivi- 
duals for this honor. It was the sense of the Committee that 
each of the campuses should develop criteria for the award of 
emeritus status for Board consideration. 

In the specific instance of Dr. Budnitz, Trustee Troy 
noted that he was Worcester's first cardiologist and is now 
recognized as the dean of that specialty in the area and one of 
the nation's outstanding practitioners. He chaired the com- 
munity committee which was instrumental in locating the Medical 
School in Worcester and had been an active and devoted faculty 
member since the School's founding. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the Chancellor of the 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester 
in the naming of Dr. Edward Budnitz to the 
rank of Professor of Medicine Emeritus. 

Speaking for the Board, Chairman Healey said this 
honor was bestowed with a very deep sense of appreciation to 
Dr. Budnitz for his many contributions to the community and 
the University. 

Trustee Troy said the Committee then discussed 
Named Chairs and Assistant Professor Fellowships — UM/Boston. 
he reminded the Trustees that in June, 1978 a policy had been 
agreed upon whereunder the Board would consider the establish- 
ment of named chairs on recommendation of the campuses. 
UM/Boston had asked that four such chairs be established — one 
each in the humanities, the social sciences, the natural 
sciences and public service. The campus had also proposed 
specific names for the chairs. President Knapp recommended the 
establishment of the chairs but asked that the campus reconsider 
the suggested names. 



and 



After a brief discussion it was moved, seconded 



VOTED : To approve the establishment of four chairs 
at the University of Massachusetts at Bos- 
ton, one each in the Humanities, the Social 
Sciences, the Natural Sciences, and Public 
Service, provided that appointments to and 
designation of these chairs be further 
approved by the Board of Trustees. 



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UM/Bos ton- 
Named Chairs 
and Assistant 
Professor 
Fellowships 



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UM/Boston — 
Appointment 
of Murray 
Frank as 
Dean CPCS 
(Doc. T79-003) 



UM/Worcester — 
Promotions 
to Tenure 
(Doc. T79-004) 



and further 



VOTED : 



To approve the establishment of a post- 
doctoral fellowship program for distin- 
guished young teachers and scholars at 
the University of Massachusetts at Boston. 



The Committee then discussed the Appointment of 
Murray Frank as Dean of the College of Public and Community 
Service — UM/Boston (Doc. T79-003). The appointment came with 
the strong and unanimous support of the College, the campus and 
the administration. 

Mr. Frank's academic credentials are very good and 
his experience is rich and complex and particularly right for 
the CPCS. He has taught urban planning and policy develop- 
ment at Rutgers and, more recently, has been Associate Director 
of the largest union sponsored adult education program in the 
United States. 



and 



There was no discussion and it was moved, seconded 



VOTED : To concur with the President in the 
appointment by the Chancellor of Dr. 
Murray Frank as Dean of the College of 
Public and Community Service at the 
University of Massachusetts at Boston. 

and further 

VOTED : To concur in the appointment by the 

President of Dr. Murray Frank as Professor 
with tenure in the College of Public and 
Community Service, at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston. 

Trustee McNeil voted against the motions. 

Trustee Troy said that it should be noted that 
Clark Taylor had served as Acting Dean of the College and that 
he had done a splendid job. Many at the College had expressed 
their gratitude for his efforts. 

Trustee Troy said the Committee had then gone into 
executive session to discuss tenure matters. President Knapp 
had been asked to review a case from the Amherst campus and the 
Committee had also considered Promotions to Tenure — UM/Worcester 
(Doc. T79-004). Without discussion, it was moved, seconded 
and 



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VOTED : To concur in the President's award of tenure 

to Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, Professor of Medicine 
at the University of Massachusetts at 
Worcester; and to Dr. Angelos Dellaporta, 
Professor of Opthamology at the University 
of Massachusetts at Worcester. 

Trustee Troy concluded his report by recommending 
that the Board approve the February Graduation Lists — UM/ Amherst 
(Doc. T79-006) ; 948 undergraduate degrees were to be awarded, 
as well as 244 master's degrees and 75 doctorates. There was 
no discussion and it was moved, seconded and 



Board 
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UM/ Amherst — 

February 

Graduation 

Lists 

(Doc. T79-006) 



VOTED ; To approve the undergraduate, graduate, 

Division of Continuing Education and Stock- 
bridge School of Agriculture preliminary 
graduation lists of February, 1979, UM/ 
Amherst, subject to the completion of all 
requirements as certified by the Recorder 
of that campus. 

The Board then heard the report of the Committee 
on Student Affairs. In the absence of Trustee Shearer, 
Trustee Kassler reported on the Committee's January 24, 1979 
meeting. The only item dealt with at the meeting was Out-of- 
State Tuition Increase . 

Trustee Kassler said this matter had come before the 
Committee as a result of legislation which mandated a new form- 
ula for calculating the tuition for out-of-state undergraduate 
students. 

The Committee, in responding to the legislative 
mandate, tried to do so in a way which would deal equitably 
with currently enrolled students. The proposal now before the 
Board, that out-of-state tuition be increased in stages, seemed 
to balance the need to respond to the Legislature and the 
Trustees' obligations to the students. Further, the Committee 
made its proposal with the understanding that steps would be 
taken immediately to rescind the vote of the Legislature and 
that a review of out-of-state graduate tuition would be under- 
taken. Trustee Kassler said it was not the pleasure, desire or 
intent of the Board to increase tuition at any time for any 
group. 

Chairman Healey stressed that the crucial issue 
involved the repeal of the legislation which mandated the 
increase. He indicated that on February 26 a hearing was 
scheduled before the Joint Committee on Education on amending i 
rescinding the Budget Act. Since the Board would not meet 

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Committee on 
Student Affairs 
Out-of-State 
Tuition 
Increase 



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again before that date, it was important for the Board to take 
action on the proposed vote. President Knapp added that the 
students who would be affected by the increase needed definite 
information in order to plan for the upcoming academic year. 
In response to Trustee Marks' question, President Knapp said 
that the other segments of public higher education were con- 
sidering similar actions . 

Mr. Johnson said that the proposed vote was positive; 
however, it did not express the concerns of the Trustees or of 
the students. He suggested that the vote be rewritten so that 
it would reflect these concerns. Trustee Tyson said this could 
be done by affirming former President Wood's statement to the 
effect that the Board had consistently supported the principle 
of low tuition. The essential arguments for this principle 
were that public higher education was a logical extension of 
the nationally accepted principle of public elementary and 
secondary education; that any tuition charge should not serve 
as a barrier to any student who would benefit from higher 
education; and, the public benefit deriving from broad access 
to higher education justified the expenditure of public 
fund s . 

Chairman Healey said that a simple comparison 
of the University's in-state and out-of-state tuition rates 
with those of other public institutions in the region would 
show that the Board had consistently supported low tuition. 
The Board had held the line on out-of-state tuition as long as 
possible and would have to make some adjustment. A similar 
situation had occurred about three years ago when the Univer- 
sity's in-state tuition was much less than that of other 
institutions. The Legislature had at that time insisted 
that the University increase the resident tuition. 

Trustee Ereyer said that Mr. Johnson's suggestion 
might best be implemented by appending an explanatory letter to 
the proposed vote. The letter should outline the Board's past 
and present policies and indicate why the Board was taking this 
action. This was agreeable to the Board and without further 
discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED ; For such reasons and with such reserva- 
tions as set out in the attached letter 
and pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 
367 of the Acts of 1978, to certify that 
the average annual cost of instruction for 
each undergraduate student at the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts is $3,300; further, 
that effective as of the fall semester, 
1979, the tuition charged to all non-resident 
undergraduate students at the University 



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of Massachusetts shall be $2,150 for the 
academic year 1979-1980 ($1,075 per semester); 
$2,750 for the academic year 1980-1981 
($1,375 per semester); and $3,350 for 
the academic year 1981-1982 ($1,675 per 
semester); provided, however, that students 
participating in the New England Regional 
Student Program shall not be affected by 
this vote, and further provided that said 
tuition shall be subject to further 
consideration by the Board of Trustees 
upon amendment or repeal of Chapter 367. 

Trustees Krumsiek, O'Sullivan and Tyson voted against the 
motion. 

Trustee Kassler then gave the report of the January 
24 joint meeting of the Committees on Buildings and Grounds and 
Student Affairs. The single item on the agenda was Construct- 
ing a Dome Over Alumni Stadium — UM/ Amherst. The proposed dome 
and renovations to the stadium would cost $8,000,000 and would 
provide a basketball area which would seat 10,000 spectators; a 
hockey rink with seats for 8,000 spectators; and an all 
weather playing field which would have an artificial surface. 

The campus had commissioned a feasibility study 
of the concept. While additional studies would be neces- 
sary, the first study showed that the concept was technically 
feasible. 

The Committees, Trustee Kassler continued, after some 
discussion had come to several conclusions — that no studies 
had been made of more modest alternatives; no consideration had 
been given to how the dome was to be financed; and no details 
had been provided as to the effect of the additional construc- 
tion on the site. What caused the Trustees even greater 
concern was that the proposal had not been placed on any list 
of priorities for overall capital outlay planning and the 
possibility that the domed stadium might join the several 
other, unused, large elephants — such as the Tillson power 
plant — now on campus. 

At the conclusion of the joint meeting the Trustees 
had asked that an in-house study of alternatives, including 
cost estimates, be conducted. 



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Report of 
Committees on 
Buildings and 
Grounds and 
Student Affairs 

UM/Amherst — 
Constructing 
a dome over 
Alumni Stadium 



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UM/Amherst — 

Replacement 

Incinerators 

Report of 
Committee on 
Budget and 
Finance 

Mid-Year 

Budget 

Review 



Trustee Kassler concluded his report by noting that 
the Committee had also received a report on Specifications for 
Replacement Incinerators in Academic Buildings — UM/Amher s t . 

Trustee Crain then gave the report of the Committee 
on Budget and Finance. The Committee had met on January 24 and 
discussed the Mid-Year Budget Review . Major concerns were 
expressed about the number of bad building situations and of 
buildings yet to be accepted. While it was heartening to hear 
that legal action was being taken with regard to the Tillson 
Power Plant, the Committee had asked that the Committee on 
Buildings and Grounds continue to pursue outstanding building 
imperfections, especially those that would cost in excess of 
$5,000,000 to correct. 



As the University faced possible budget restrictions, 
the Committee had agreed to adopt a systems approach to the 
imposition of such restrictions so that no one component would 
bear the brunt of the restrictions. 



Fund Transfers 
(Doc. T79-005) 



Trustee Crain said that it was a pleasure to report 
that Trustee Trust Fund Interest was up from $800,000 to 
$1,300,000. Also, there had been funds returned from the Common 
Services budget, and it was reported that the special funds for 
library materials had helped to ease a very serious situation. 
Lastly, there had been continued development of the Extended 
Day Program at Boston. 

Trustee Crain then recommended that the Board act on 
three items. Without discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the subsidiary account transfers 
as detailed in Document T79-005. 



and further 



Trust Fund 

Interest 

Allocations 



VOTED : 



UM/Worcester — 
Delegation of 
Authority 



and further 



VOTED : 



To approve the following allocations of 
earnings from Trustee Trust Fund Interest: 

FY79 University-wide Insurance Premiums $ 70,000 
Trustee Trust Fund Interest Reserve 250,000 
Special Projects 180,000 



That the following supervisors of the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts Medical Center be and 
hereby are authorized, in their supervisory 



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capacities, to sign and execute singly and 
with or without any co-signature, as required 
by Trustee approved guidelines, any and all 
documents and instruments relating to expendi- 
tures of and/or requests for state appropriated 
funds for the University of Massachusetts 
Medical Center consisting of a Medical School 
and a Teaching Hospital as may from time to 
time be required to be drawn or executed under 
the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 75, Section 8: 

Robert L. Cathey, Director of Fiscal Affairs 

Jerome T. Fosselman, Controller 

Lorinda K. Rabidou, General Accounting Manager 

Chairman Crain concluded his report by noting 
that the documentation for the meeting had been received 
in good order and on time, and thus the Trustees were able to 
do their homework and this led to a very orderly meeting. He 
thanked Mr. Stine for his efforts in putting together a very 
useful package. 

Trustee Burack, speaking as Chairman of the Board 
Operations Committee, asked that the Board affirm the appoint- 
ment of Ms. Hurd. There was no discussion and it was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To affirm the appointment by the Executive 
Committee of Ann S. Hurd as Administrative 
Secretary to the Board of Trustees. 

Trustee Burack then reported as Chairman of the 
Nominating Committee. The Committee had met on January 31 and 
recommended the election of the following officers: 

Joseph P. Healey, Chairman 

William E. Searson III, Corporate Secretary 

Trustee Burack further recommended the Standing Committee 
assignments (as stated in Doc. T79-010) and Paul G. Marks serve 
as delegate to the Board of Higher Education. President Knapp 
said that the role and functions of the Corporate Secretary 
would have to be more clearly defined and that he would discuss 
this matter with Mr. Searson. There was no further discussion 
and it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To confirm and approve the Officers of the 
Board and the Committee assignments as con- 
tained in Doc. T79-010 for the period 
February, 1979, to the annual meeting of 
1980. 



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Appointment 
of Ann S. Hurd 
as Administra- 
tive Secretary 

Report of 

Nominating 

Committee 



Trustee 
Committee 
Assignments 
(Doc. T79-010) 



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Chairman Healey said that he appreciated the continued 
confidence of the Board. While there were differences among 
the Trustees on many issues, they were together as a Board and 
there was essential agreement on matters of policy. 

There was no further business to come before the 
Board and the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. 






Ann S. Hurd, 

Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST • BOSTON • WORCESTER 



OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 
250 STUART STREET 
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02116 
(617) 482-8400 



February 22, 1979 



Dear 

On February 7, 1979, the Board of Trustees voted to seek repeal 
of the language set forth in the Budget Act for 1979 with respect 
to out-of-state tuition. It also voted a staged increase in tuition 
for non-resident students over a three-year period, dependent upon the 
repeal of the budget language. 

The Board action was as follows: 



VOTED: Pursuant to* the provisions of Chapter 367 of the Acts 
of 1978, to certify that the average annual cost of instruction 
for each undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts 
is $3,000; further, that effective as of the fall semester, 1979, 
the tuition charged to all non-resident students at the University 
of Massachusetts shall be $2,150 for the academic year 1979-1980 
($1,075 per semester); $2,750 for the academic year 1980-1981 
($1,375 per semester); and $3,350 for the academic year 1981-1982 
($1,675 per semester); provided, however, that students partici- 
pating in the New England Regional Student Program shall not be 
affected by this vote, and further provided, that said tuition 
shall be subject to further consideration by the Board of Trustees 
upon amendment or repeal of Chapter 367, 

If implemented in the coming year, the 1979 budget language would 
double out-of-state tuition in one year for both enrolled and prospective 
students. The Board believes that a 100% tuition increase in one year 
would discourage out-of-state students now enrolled from continuing their 
education at the University and place undue hardship on them and their 
parents. 



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Page Two 
February 22, 1979 



The proposed three-year schedule would raise out-of-state tuition 
by 1981-82 to the average charged con-residents by contiguous states, 
including Maine, assuming an average annual increase of 7% in out-of-state 
tuition charges in those states. The Board believes that a schedule of 
the kind proposed addresses the concern of the General Court that the 
University of Massachusetts' out-of-state tuition level more closely 
approximate those of surrounding and competitive states. 

Under Chapter 75 of the General Laws of Massachusetts, the Board 
of Trustees has authority to manage the University, and, as part of this 
responsibility, to set tuition levels. Tuition policy in the view of 
the Board has academic as well as fiscal implications. For example, 
from an educational perspective it Is important that the University 
attract students from beyond the borders of the Commonwealth who can 
share a different perspective with our own Massachusetts students. 
Moreover, as experience has shown, many out-of-state students are 
attracted to the Commonwealth for continuing residence, and thus over 
the long run, contribute to the growth and development of the state. 
For these and other reasons, the Board is reluctant to set tuition at 
levels which would discourage out-of-state students from attending the 
University. 

We cannot predict with certainty the revenue effects of the proposed 
schedule. Increased income may well be off -set by a resulting reduction 
in the number of non-resident students. Moreover, with individual finan- 
cial aid based on need, we can assume that the University's requirement for 
student financial aid will increase as a result of higher tuition levels. 
Federal funds, upon which we are highly dependent for financial aid, are 
not likely to increase. This situation may further discourage out-of- 
state students from coming to the University. Hence, the Board voted 
the policy set forth above with reservations. 



le Board urges the General Court to repeal the budget language setting 
©ut=-of-state tuition levels at 90% of cost and return the authority to 
set out-of-state tuition to the Board of Trustees, With this action, the 
Board will move to implement the schedule as set forth in this letter. 

Sincerely, 
/ 



David C. Knapp 
President 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON AUDITS 

February 8, 1979; 1:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Dennis, President Knapp ; 
Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member : Trustee Crain 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice President; Mr. Lehan, Special As- 
sistant to the Vice President for Management; Ms. Simmons, 
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. Hogan, Univer- 
sity Controller 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance; Mr. DeNyse, Director of Personnel and Financial Affairs 

UM/Boston : Mr. Drinkwater, Associate Vice Chancellor for Adminisj- 
tration and Finance 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Cathey, Director of Fiscal Affairs; Mr. 
Fosselman, Controller 

Guests : Messrs. Baran and Chris tensen of Ernst & Ernst and Mr. 
Finn of Arthur Young & Company 



The meeting was called to order at 1:35 p.m. by Chair- | 
man Dennis. The first item of agenda was a Status Report from 
Arthur Young Regarding the Financial Aid Audits . Mr. Finn re- 
ported that the Student Educational Opportunities Grant had pre- 
sented no problems. The audit of the National Guaranteed Student 
Loans program indicated that past due payments were of such mag- 
nitude as to create a problem in attempts to establish a reserve 
for bad debts. It was unclear how aggressively the University 
pursued collection of overdue accounts. Mr. Hogan reported that 
the University used outside collection agencies and did make ef- 
forts in this regard. 

Mr. Finn indicated that most of the auditing problems 
had occured in the College Work-Study Program. It appeared that 
the calculation of need was often inaccurate and students had 
been either under-or over-awarded. A recalculation had substan- 
tially reduced the discrepancies but because of the number of 
errors, it would be necessary to increase the size of the sample. 



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port from 
Arthur Young 
Regarding 
the Financial 
Aid Audits 



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ference with 
Ernst & 
Ernst Con- 
cerning the 
Draft Audit 
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This would entail additional cost and the Committee was being 
asked to approve an increased sampling. Questions were raised 
concerning who should bear the cost of the additional work. The 
Committee asked that Mr. Hogan discuss the problem of the reserve 
for bad debts with HEW and suggested that the administration meet 
to discuss the matter of additional cost for expanding the sample 
for the College-work study audit. 

Chairman Dennis called next for an Exit Conference with 



FY79 

Hospital 

Audit 

FY79 
Amherst 
Trust Fund 
Audits 



Ernst & Ernst Concerning the Draft Audit of the Medical School 
Hospital Trust Fund . Mr. Chris tensen gave a brief report on the 
Hospital Trust Fund. The audit had been discussed with the Hos- 
pital Management Board and the report therefore included both the 
financial statements and the management letter. Two problems 
were discussed. Some of the fixed assets were not owned by the 
University, but rather by the Bureau of Building Construction. 
Discussion followed on how best to address this problem, since 
this would be a recurring factor in many audits of the University! 
units. Additionally, the University had to report to the Common- 
wealth on a cash basis, while, for practical purposes, the Hospi- 
tal and Group Practice accounting systems were handled on an 
accrual basis. Chairman Dennis inquired if steps were being takeji 
to implement the auditor's recommendation that an accounting sy- 
stem be developed that could accommodate both the Commonwealth's 
requirements and the requirements of other users. Mr. Hogan re- 
ported that a computer system was being developed but it would 
not be operable for at least a year, and possibly two. 

Discussion then turned to the problems encountered in 
the audit of the Group Practice. It was now anticipated that the 
audit would be completed by the end of February. Chairman Dennis 
requested that if possible, the management letter be prepared be- 
fore the audit report was completed. 

The FY79 Hospital Audit was discussed, with particular 
emphasis on advantages which would accrue from extending the pre- 
sent audit another year rather than asking for new bids. 

With regard to the FY79 Amherst Trust Fund Audits , Mr. 
Beatty reported that the campus had submitted a proposed five- 
year audit schedule and that it was now time to initate action 
on these audits. Ms. Bradin suggested there be staff discussion 
of the schedule and that a recommendation be made to the Audit 
Committee at its next meeting. 

Chairman Dennis proposed that the next meeting take 
place the week of March 12. There being no further business, the 
meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 




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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF 
TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 



February 16, 1979; 12:00 noon 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Crain, President Knapp; 



Trustees Breyer, Krumsiek and 0' Sullivan; Treasurer Brand; Ms. 
Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member: Trustee Dennis 



Other Trustees: Ms. Clausen representing Trustee King 



University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President 
for Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; 
Mr. Cass, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Stine, As- 
sistant Vice President; Mr. White, Director of Public Information 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Bromery; Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for 



Academic Affairs and Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Stu- 
dent Affairs; Mr. DeNyse, Director of Personnel and Financial 
Services; Professor Fletcher, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director 
of Institutional Planning and Budgeting 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman, Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 



Administration and Finance and Hospital Director; Dr. Caper, Vice 
Chancellor for Health Affairs; Mr. Thompson, Associate Vice Chan- 
cellor for Community Relations, Planning and Development 



Guests: Mr. Polidori and Mr. Swartz, Faculty Union Representatives 



The meeting was called to order at 12:13 p.m. by Chair- 
man Crain. At his request, President Knapp reviewed the events 
which had precipitated this special meeting of the Committee. On 
February 8th, Governor King had invited the Chairmen of the Boards 
of the public higher education segments to his office, and asked 
that FY80 budget requests be reviewed in terms of maintaining 
level funding at the FY79 appropriation. Following their meeting 
with the Governor, the Chairmen met with Mr. Johnson, Secretary o:: 
Educational Affairs, to discuss the impact of level funding on 



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their institutions. The purpose of the present meeting was to re- 
view the FY80 budget request to determine what options were 
available to the University. 

Staff had reviewed the budget request with specific 
emphasis on FY80 collective bargaining agreement costs and an 
anticipated overall inflationary cost increase of 7%. It was de- 
termined that the University would require $133.6 million to meet 
these added costs and maintain level programming. The University [s 
original request was $139.5 million. President Knapp noted that 
the Board of Higher Education had recommended a subsistence level 
budget of $132.4 million for the University. 



Questions were raised concerning the provision of state 
funds to cover existing FY79 collective bargaining costs. It was 
reported that money was in a reserve account but had not yet been 
transferred to the University. President Knapp added that the 
University had a moral commitment to faculty to stand behind col- 
lective bargaining agreements and informed the Committee that 
50% of the projected budget increase was to cover personnel costs 



The effects of level funding on the campuses was sum- 
marized. At UM/Amherst it was anticipated that there would be a 
major drop in student services including provisions for the handi 
capped. There would be a decrease in physical plant staff, affec 
ting deferred maintenance projects. At UM/Boston student financial 
aid would not be increased nor would faculty and support staff be 
added to the College of Professional Studies or CPCS . Overall 
costs increases for security and cleaning staff could not be met. 
At UM/Worcester there would be no additions to faculty or support 
staff; no new equipment would be provided; and the educational 
services center would not be funded. There would be an overall 
decrease in educational support. In the offices of University 
administration, trust fund salaries could not be transferred to 
state funded positions and the Institute for Governmental Service 
would suffer. The Governor's plan of level funding would mean 
significant cuts in staff in every category on every campus. Wit 
regard to a $1 million study proposed by the Governor for the 
purpose of improving management skills of municipalities , Chairma|i 
Crain questioned if the IGS would be in a position to provide 
expertise in this area. 



Chancellor Bromery stated that the biggest impact of a 
budget cut would be in freshman class enrollment and students en- 
tering under the Commonwealth transfer compact. A smaller student 
body would mean higher rents for those living in residence halls. 
Ms. Bradin added that curtailing enrollments would reduce money 
available to cover debt service, food services, rising fuel costs 
and various student activities, in addition to reducing tuition 
income to the state. Chancellor Van Ummersen reported that 



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freshman and transfer enrollments at UM/Boston as well as gradu- 
ate student stipends would be adversely affected. Chancellor 
Goodman added that the impact at UM/Worcester would be felt by 
faculty and educational services. 

Responding to questions concerning staffing and collec- 
tive bargaining agreement costs, President Knapp indicated that 
level funding would mean the loss of approximately 100 faculty 
positions, 100 professional staff positions and more than 150 
classified positions. Professor Fletcher indicated that the loss 
in numbers would be compounded by the fact that attrition would b<> 
random rather than programmatic, increasing current understaf f ing* 
in certain areas. Chancellor Bromery added that if the budget 
were to be reduced to the requested level, existing employment con- 
tracts would have to be broken, and approximately 6,000 students 
would be unable to graduate in the normal eight semester sequence 

It was the consensus of the Committee that the Governor s 
budget request would have a crippling effect on the University. 
Trustee Breyer expressed concern regarding the University's abili :y 
to meet collective bargaining costs and maintain quality in educa- 
tional programs. He believed strongly in the importance of quali :y 
public education as an alternative to private education. Over 
the years a fine institution had been built, but it would not with- 
stand continual budget shocks such as those suffered in recent 
years. Chairman Crain added that middle income families now look 
to public education because, with increased energy costs and risiijig 
inflation, they can no longer afford to send their children to 
private institutions. 

Trustee Krumsiek summarized the options available to th$ 
Committee: it could continue to support the original request of 
$139.5 million; it could agree to level programming at $133.6 mil 
lion; or it could accept the BHE recommendation of $132.4 million 
which would mean budget cutbacks. He added that he was not pre- 
pared to compromise the standards of the University because of 
outside pressures and if the budget were to be cut, it would not 
be done by the University. 

It was agreed that public higher education must look at 
methods of restructuring the many segments. Changes must take 
place if quality is to exist under conditions of inflation and 
decreasing enrollments. Chairman Crain added that there was con- 
cern among those outside higher education that the public segments 
were not aware of the urgency of this issue. 

It was the consensus of the Committee that the University 
could not cut back its request. President Knapp proposed a state 
ment for presentation to the Trustees and Chairman Crain indicatec 
that he would report the reactions and recommendations of the Com 
mittee to the Board. There being no further business, the meeting; 
was adjourned at 1:15 p.m. 



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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



February 16, 1979; 2:30 p.m. 
Room 222 
Central Administrative Offices 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey, President Knapp ; 
Trustees Breyer, Burack, Crain, Dennis, Donlan, Kassler, 
Krumsiek, Marks, McNeil, Shearer, Troy and Tyson; Mr. Callahan, 
representing Trustee Anrig; Ms. Owens representing Trustee 
Okin; Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop; Mr. Brand, 
Treasurer; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, 
recorder 

Absent Trustees : Trustees Frechette, King, McNulty, Morgenthau, 
O'Sullivan, Popko, Robertson, Romer, Sawtelle 

Central Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Cass, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. 
Searson, General Counsel; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice President; 
Mr. White, Director of University Relations 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Bromery; Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs and Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs; Mr. DeNyse , Director of Personnel and Fin- 
ancial Services; Professor Fletcher, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director 
of Institutional Planning and Budgeting 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance and Hospital Director; 
Mr. Grubbs, Personnel Director; Mr. Thompson, Associate Vice 
Chancellor for Community Relations, Planning and Development 

The meeting was called to order at 2:45 p.m. by Chair- 
man Healey. This special meeting, he said, had been called in 
response to a request from the Governor to the Chairmen of the 
Boards of the segments of public higher education at a meeting 
on February 8 that the FY80 Maintenance Budget Request of each 
of the institutions be reviewed to determine means by which the 
budget requests could be reduced. 



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John F. 
Kennedy 
Scholarship 
In Memory 
of John B. 
Crimmins 



FY80 Maint- 
enance Budget 
Request 
(Doc. T79-101A) 



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Before Chairman Healey asked for the report of the 
meeting of the Committee on Budget and Finance, he introduced 
an additional agenda item. He reported that he had received a 
letter from Senator Edward M. Kennedy indicating that the 
Kennedy family would like to establish the John F. Kennedy 
Scholarship Fund In Memory of John B. Crimmins * The scholarship 
fund would provide tuition assistance to a resident of South 
Boston and student at South Boston High School who had been 
admitted to the freshman class at UM/Boston. The scholarship 
would be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, 
extracurricular activities, contribution to the high school and 
neighborhood community, and the need of the prospective nominee 
as judged by a scholarship committee which would include the 
headmaster of South Boston High School. The initial gift and 
all subsequent monies would be restricted and were to be 
invested in a South Boston Trust or Savings Bank. 

There was no discussion and upon motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : That the Board of Trustees acknowledges the 
desire of the Kennedy family to establish 
the "John F. Kennedy Scholarship In Memory 
of John B. Crimmins" at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston, and directs the 
General Counsel in consultation with the 
Treasurer of the University to draft a vote 
of formal acceptance for the next scheduled 
meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

Chairman Healey then asked President Knapp to sum- 
marize the events which had necessitated the special meeting of 
the Board of Trustees to review the FY80 Maintenance Budget 
Request (Doc. T78-101A) . President Knapp said, following the 
Governor's meeting with the Board chairmen, the chief fiscal 
officers of the segments of public higher education had met 
with the Secretary of Educational Affairs to clarify the 
definiton of "level funding." Level funding was determined 
to mean the amount of the FY79 appropriation plus the 1978 
and 1979 faculty bargaining costs. It was unresolved whether 
the costs for nonunit faculty and professional staff adjustments 
were included. President Knapp explained that the FY79 budget 
appropriation for the University was $118.5 million. Funds to 
cover anticipated collective bargaining costs had been held in 
a separate account for the University, which brought the FY79 
total appropriation to $125.0 million. With this level of 
funding, $129.2 million was necessary in order to cover FY80 
collective bargaining commitments. The FY80 budget request, 
which allowed for modest program increases, totalled $139.5 
million. 

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Trustee Crain reported that the discussions during 
the meeting of the Committee on Budget and Finance had reflected 
a high sensitivity to recent stringent budget years; faculty 
purchasing power had been eroded, faculty positions had remained 
unfilled, and maintenance had been deferred. He noted that the 
greatest increase in the FY80 budget over the previous year was 
in the area of collective bargaining commitments which had been 
negotiated in good faith. In FY79, he said, the Commonwealth 
had made available to the University $3 million in capital 
outlay funds to cover the maintenance costs that had been 
deferred during prior crises. This money, he commented, would 
be wasted if the University were not able to continue its 
program of building repairs. Although the University adminis- 
tration was aware of and sympathetic to the problems of the 
Commonwealth, it also had to consider its responsibility to 
its students. 

Trustee Crain said that the Committee had also ex- 
pressed concern that a reduction in the University budget would 
directly result in a reduction in enrollment. Since the 
University would have to maintain its commitment to currently 
enrolled students, this enrollment reduction would directly 
impact on the size of the freshman class and the number of 
transfer students accepted from other institutions. 

Finally, the Committee had discussed ways in which 
the segments of public higher education could cooperate in 
efforts for greater efficiency and suggested that all segments 
work together toward this end. Trustee Crain noted that the 
Governor had established a fund of one million dollars for a 
study of how municipalities could improve management skills; 
the University's Institute for Governmental Services, he said, 
was in a position to provide the resources for this purpose. 

Trustee Crain concluded by reporting that the Com- 
mittee, after careful discussion, recommended that the original 
budget request of $139.5 million be reaffirmed. 

Trustee Breyer noted that although the budget for 
FY80 was a larger dollar amount than in previous years, in real 
dollars the University had been receiving less each year. 
Speaking as a member of the private education sector, he felt 
it was important that quality public higher education continue 
to be an option for students. Since 1975, each budget had been, 
a crisis budget and the University could not survive as a 
quality institution on crisis budgets. It was possible, he 
said, to maintain quality and to cut budgets, but not without a 
long-term plan and some type of reorganization. Each year the 
faculty had been earning less, and those members of the faculty 
who could find jobs elsewhere would do so unless the situation 
was reversed. If the budget policy of recent years was not 
changed, the quality of the University would be destroyed. 



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Trustee Marks said that at its meeting earlier in 
the day the Board of Higher Education had voted to recommend a 
budget for the University of $132.4 million. He agreed with 
Trustee Breyer that across-the-board budget cuts were a totally 
illogical means of coping with the problem and that some mode 
of reorganization was necessary. 

Trustee Kassler asked how the BHE figure had been 
derived, indicating that a prime target of budget cuts was 
often maintenance; deferred maintenance usually meant that in 
the final analysis more money was spent to bring buildings back 
to standard. President Knapp responded that the BHE figure 
included the amount of FY79 appropriation plus faculty collec- 
tive bargaining costs with an adjustment for inflation. It 
also included changes in the faculty/student ratio, some 
staffing cuts and allowed for no increase in programs. It did 
not include anything for special programs at UM/Boston, for the 
completion of the faculty at UM/Worcester , or for deferred 
maintenance at UM/ Amherst. 

Trustee Donlan emphasized that the University was 
important to the people in the neighborhoods of the Common- 
wealth, since they felt it was a place their children could 
obtain a good education at a reasonable cost. He said the 
Legislature should be made aware that cutting enrollments would 
hurt the people in the city neighborhoods more than those in 
the suburbs. He said he would not like to see the Board take 
any action other than to reaffirm the original budget request. 

Ms. Owens asked what budget cuts would mean to the 
interagency agreements between the UM/Worcester Medical Center 
and the various state agencies, such as the Mental Health 
contract and the AHEC programs. Chancellor Goodman replied 
that if the faculty were not increased, a greater proportion of 
their time would have to be spent on campus, providing less 
out-reach service to the state. 

Trustee Tyson inquired if an analysis of the impact 
of decreased enrollment on revenues in the residence halls and 
dining commons at UM/ Amherst had been made. Chancellor Bromery 
replied that reducing enrollment would obviously decrease 
occupancy in residence halls and the use of dining facilities. 
This would result in a decrease in tuition monies turned over 
to the state as well as an increase in student fees, since debt 
service had to be paid regardless of the level of occupancy in 
the dormitories. He added that in 1976, when the budget had 
been cut, the University had maintained the enrollment level 
with fewer faculty, but this would not be possible to do again. 



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Trustee Krumsiek said he felt that the original re- 
quest of $139.5 was perceived by the Board to be essential and 
it would be irresponsible for the Board to request less. The 
Board's response to the Governor should be that it had reviewed 
its budget request and still felt that the original figure was 
necessary in order to provide quality education at the Univer- 
sity. 

Chairman Healey added that the Board of Trustees was, 
in many ways, the only voice speaking for the students. The 
budget had been carefully constructed and carefully reviewed, 
and while the Board had an obligation to look at the entire 
structure of public higher education, its first priority was 
the quality of education at the University. 

Chairman Healey asked if there was consensus on the 
position of the University as expressed in the proposed motion 
circulated to the members. Trustee Burack said she felt the 
entire Board was agreed that full funding should be requested, 
but she was concerned the Board might not have until June to 
develop a preliminary proposal. President Knapp said he 
doubted that a responsible program could be developed sooner. 
Trustee Troy said he questioned whether it could be prepared in 
so short a time. 

Further discussion ensued with regard to how specific 
the motion should be and how best to indicate the Board's 
serious intent to explore cooperative possibilities with the 
other segments of public higher education in Massachusetts. It 
was the consensus that the Board should explain the rationale 
for its decision, while at the same time indicating its im- 
mediate willingness to look for long-range solutions. 

Trustee Krumsiek suggested that a general statement 
be made by the Board at this time and that the Committee on 
Long-Range Planning bring more specific proposals to the Board. 

It was decided that two statements should be prepared 
explaining the Board's action, one to be circulated to the 
Press, including neighborhood newspapers, and one to go to the 
Governor, the Secretary of Administration and Finance and the 
Legislature. On motion made and seconded, it was then 

VOTED ; That, after reexamination of its FY80 Mainte- 
nance Budget Request (Doc. T78-101A) , the 
Board of Trustees supports its original re- 
quest of $139.5 million, as approved by the 
Board on September 13, 1978. 

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VOTED ; That the Board of Trustees and Administration 
of the University of Massachusetts recognize 
the urgent need to take a fresh look at the 
academic and institutional structure and organ- 
ization of public higher education in the 
Commonwealth. The need is most pressing in 
those areas — such as Boston — where several 
public colleges and university centers exist 
in close proximity. The University is ready 
to take the lead with the other segments 
in exploring new and different organiza- 
tional patterns, the consolidation of func- 
tions and programs, and closer academic 
relationships for the future. The "Boston 
Six," a consortium of six public institutions 
created this fall intended to coordinate ef- 
forts in recruitment, admissions, financial 
aid, and retention, is an example of the 
leadership already taken by the University 
in seeking new approaches for the future. 

The decline in the number of high school 
graduates which will accelerate soon, the 
varied educational needs of an older popu- 
lation which we have only partially met, 
and the overriding importance of maintain- 
ing academic quality and efficiency in the 
face of inflation and fiscal austerity lend 
urgency to the immediate development of con- 
crete operational plans for the future. 

The University's objective in change for the 
future is two-fold: 

1. to ensure a system of the highest academic 
quality and efficiency, adequately funded 

at all levels in public higher education; and 

2. to ensure that students from all sectors of 
society have access to and educational choice 
within the system. 

The Board and University Administration invite 
the participation of representatives from the 
other segments and institutions in the develop- 
ment of a preliminary proposal by June, 1979. 



There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 4:10 p.m. 

Hurd 
Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON LONG-RANGE PLANNING 



February 21, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
Office of University Administration 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



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Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Marks; President 
Knapp ; Trustees Donlan, Popko, Robertson, Troy; Ms. Hurd , 
Administrative Secretary 

Absent Trustees : Trustees Sawtelle, Shearer and Tyson 

Central Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Mr. Lyons, Associate Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice President 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
and Provost; Ms. Smith, Acting Director, Division of Nursing; 
Ms. Cressy, Division of Nursing; Mr. Doherty 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman, Mr. Thompson, Associate 
Vice Chancellor for Community Relations , Planning and Develop- 
ment; Mr. Kelly, Director, Allied Health; Ms. Kibrick, Con- 
sultant 



Chairman Marks called the meeting to order at 10:00 
a.m. and asked Mr. Lynton to introduce the first item on the 
agenda, the Future of Graduate Education in Nursing . Mr. 
Lynton explained that there currently exists an undergraduate 
program in nursing at Amherst. There had been a small masters 
program in nursing which had been suspended several years ago. 
At that time reaccreditation had not been sought, as a lack of 
properly qualified faculty made it impossible to continue the 
program at the graduate level. 

The question of re-establishing the graduate nursing pro- 
gram was now before the Committee for discussion. He stated 
that the Chancellors at Amherst and Worcester had both provided 
a case for the re-institution of a graduate nursing program. 
He briefly summarized the principal arguments contained in the 
background papers prepared by the Chancellors. He stressed 
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of the location would require substantial new resources and 
would involve the recruitment of faculty. In conclusion he 
stated that it was very important to consider whether the 
University could afford to establish a graduate program in 
nursing before determining its location. 

Chancellor Goodman asked Ms. Kibrick to outline the 
case she had presented in the background paper supporting the 
establishment of a graduate nursing program at Worcester. Ms. 
Kibrick explained that the Medical Center provided an exciting 
professional environment where faculty of the graduate nursing 
program would have joint academic-clinical responsibilities. 
She stressed the importance of relating the education of 
physicians and nurses in order to promote understanding of each 
other's roles in providing health care. She indicated that 
locating the graduate program in Worcester would attract 
qualified faculty who were interested in pursuing research 
opportunities at the Center. Although a freestanding graduate 
program could be developed at Worcester, opportunities existed 
to establish collaborative relationships through the Worcester 
Consortium and with the Worcester State College baccalaureate 
nursing program. Funding from private and government agencies, 
she added, was available to support innovative programs in 
graduate nursing education. 

Mr. Allen indicated that the document he had pro- 
vided supporting the re-establishment of the masters program 
did not specifically address the advantages of locating the 
program at Amherst, but studied the cost-effectiveness of three 
alternative nursing programs: an undergraduate baccalaureate 
program only, a graduate program only, or a program combining 
both graduate and undergraduate studies. He was in favor of a 
combined program at a single location because the graduate 
program would enhance the quality of the undergraduate and 
would facilitate recruitment and retention of good faculty. He 
also noted the advantage of the availability of other discip- 
lines, particularly the social and behavioral sciences, that 
would accrue to the nursing program if it remained at Amherst. 

Ms. Cressy was asked how and where current nursing 
students obtained their clinical training. Ms. Cressy responded 
that students received their training at community-based health 
care clinics, mental health facilities, and city hospitals 
throughout the Pioneer Valley area. She explained that the 
graduate nursing curriculum had been revised in anticipation of 
admitting students in the fall of 1979. The program would 
start with a concentration in mental health; a concentration in 
maternal and child health would be added by 1980. She stressed 
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outlay for graduate faculty. Ms. Cressy concluded that a 
graduate nursing program at Amherst would re-establish and 
maintain the University's involvement and commitment to an area 
where health care needs are the greatest. Trustee Popko added 
that the nursing program at Amherst was currently the only 
accredited nursing program in the western part of the state. 

Mr. Lynton noted that essentially the costs of the 
University would be the same regardless of the program's 
location. Even at Amherst, where the number of faculty posi- 
tions would remain constant, new faculty would be required to 
offer the graduate program. Ms. Cressy added that she would 
like an opportunity to prepare a background paper addressing 
the question more thoroughly and asked if she could do so. 
Chairman Marks agreed. 

President Knapp commented that the University must 
look at the geographical distribution of nursing programs cur- 
rently offered in the Commonwealth and assess the needs, and 
resources required to meet those needs, over the next ten 
years. Chairman Marks added that the Committee must consider 
whether a graduate level program in nursing was needed at the 
University, how it fitted in with plans for nursing education 
throughout the state, and what would be the better location. 

Chairman Marks asked President Knapp to provide the 
Committee with a brief background of the events that led to the 
Discussion of Optometry at UM/Worcester . President Knapp ex- 
plained that there was a bill before the General Court that 
would provide the University with an opportunity to become 
involved with optometry education in Worcester. It would be 
necessary for the Board to take a position on this bill by 
April. He said that the Committee should consider two basic 
issues: (1) whether a public institution should consider 
merging or collaborating with a private college during a period 
of declining enrollment and diminishing resources; and (2) 
whether there is a good and logical relationship between 
optometry and medical education. Dr. Goodman was asked to 
provide further background. He explained that the University 
had been approached by the New England School of Optometry to 
explore the possibility of some form of association with the 
University Medical Center. He indicated that there was 
substantially unresolved turf issues between optometrists and 
opthamologists that made the bill, as it was introduced in the 
Legislature, virtually unworkable. There was, however, an 
opportunity to develop a creative approach to these problems. 
A joint planning committee had been formed with Worcester State 



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Discussion 
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Reor ganizat ion 
of Public High- 
er Education 



Boston Six 
Report 



UM/Worcester — 
Consolidation 
of Certain 
Services of 
Worcester City 
Hospital and 
Teaching Hospi- 
tal 



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College to study what would be involved in relocating the New 
England School of Optometry to Worcester. Mr. Kelly reported 
that his committee plans to examine what the University and 
Worcester State could contribute to the optometry program and 
what kind of leadership role they might assume in opening the 
lines of communication between the disciplines. The Committee 
also planned to consider possible organizational and adminis- 
trative structures, to determine what additional facilities and 
resources would be necessary to support the program, and to 
estimate what additional funding would be requested from the 
Legislature. A report would be made available to the Committee 
on Long-Range Planning at the end of March. 

President Knapp was asked to discuss the pressing 
need to explore alternative organizational structures for public 
higher education in the Commonwealth. He reported that discus- 
sions with the heads of the other segments of public higher 
education had been initiated and he had experienced a responsivej- 
ness to changing the existing relationships among the institu- 
tions. He noted that it made some sense to approach these 
alternatives on a geographical basis, specifically in the 
Boston and Worcester areas. He said there was a major lack of 
good information about what resources currently existed at 
these institutions. Major questions included what kinds of 
programs were needed, how the faculties of the separate institu- 
tions could relate, and what organizational terminology would 
be appropriate. There were also difficult problems related to 
how cost savings might be achieved through restructuring and 
coordinating existing programs. 

Mr. Lynton distributed copies of the Boston Six Work 
Plan to the Committee. He explained that the Boston Six had re- 
ceived a major grant from the Ford Foundation to develop 
cooperative ventures focussing on improving access to the six 
public institutions in the Boston area (Boston State College, 
Massachusetts Bay Community College, Bunker Hill Community Col- 
lege, Roxbury Community College, Massachusetts College of Art, 
and UMass/Boston) . He noted that the experience with the Bos- 
ton Six thus far showed that a good deal can be accomplished 
voluntarily to plan the allocation and sharing of resources on 
a geographical basis. 

Mr. Thompson was asked to report on the Consolidation 
of Certain Services of Worcester City Hospital and UM/Worcester 
Teaching Hospital . He outlined the stages of discussion and 
exploration of mutually-beneficial forms of collaboration. Rep- 
resentatives of the two groups had held their first meeting to 
begin these uiscussions. Trustees Popko and Robertson had been 
present. Trustee Popko reported that the first meeting had 



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largely been devoted to establishing protocols for future 
meetings of the group including developing agenda to facilitate 
information exchanges. Trustee Robertson commented that he 
anticipated once the two groups were comfortable with one an- 
other, the meetings would lead to the identification of areas 
of non-clinical and clinical sharing. 

Chancellor Van Ummersen gave a brief Progress Report 
on Long-Range Planning at UM/Boston . She reported that there 
had been three major steps in the development of the plan. The 
first was a focus statement defining how the campus would 
evolve over the next five years. The second step was an 
examination and assessment of programmatic, personnel and 
fiscal resources in an attempt to identify what needed to be 
done and what gains had been achieved. The final step was the 
amalgamation of these two steps with the set of priorities 
identified last fall on the campus. She reported that she 
expected a draft to be presented for review by the Deans and 
the President's Office by March 19. They would have two weeks 
to review the draft and respond before the final draft would be 
completed on April 12. She noted that although the plan will 
have been reviewed by the Assembly Planning Committee, it will 
not have had wide circulation on the campus by that date. 

Chancellor Goodman stated that he believed that it 
was absolutely vital for the new chancellor to be involved with 
the Long-Range Plan at UM/Worcester so that he had directed his 
efforts toward developing a planning process. He indicated 
that the recently completed Self-Study Report for accredit ion 
had defined some areas that would be further considered in the 
long range plan. 

There being no further business to discuss, the Com- 
mittee adjourned at 12:30 p.m. 




Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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Progress 
Report on 
Long-Range 
Planning 



UM/Worcester- 

Long-Range 

Plan 



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NDANCE: 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



February 28, 1979; 12:00 noon 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
Offices of University Administration 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Kassler; Trustees 



Burack, Donlan, Sawtelle; Mr. Callahan representing Commissioner 
Anrig; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees McNulty and Romer 



Central Administration: Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant tc the 



President; Mr. Meehan, Senior Consultant; Mr. Stine, Assistant 
Vice President; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Cass, Executive Assistant to the President 

UM/ Amherst: Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 



Finance; Mr. Littlefield, Director of Planning 

UM/Boston: Mr. Prince, Director of Planning and Development 



Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance 
UM/Worcester: Mr. Burneson, Associate Vice Chancellor for 



Administration; Mr. Quinlan, Director of Physical Plant 

Chairman Kassler convened the meeting at approximately 
12:30 p.m. Since the proposed agenda was very long, he addressed 
the items that required immediate Trustee action. 

Mr. Prince reported on the status of the relocation of 
the State Archives to the Harbor Campus. He indicated that the 
Board had previously authorized the transfer of property for the 
archives in principle, and had provided the Secretary of State's 
office with a choice of two possible sites on Columbia Point. 
Although preliminary planning studies have been submitted to the 
Secretary of State, neither site had been formally selected, 



Trustee Burack commented that to her knowledge consid- 
erable differences of opinion exist among librarians as to the 
appropriateness of moving the Archives away from the State 
House. Trustee Kassler suggested that given the continuing 
sensitivity to relocating the Archives and the question of an 
adequate funding allocation, perhaps the Trustees should reconside£ 
the propriety of the Archives being a part of the Harbor Campus. 
He recommended that the campus continue to review the matter 
within the context of the plan for land use as well as projected 
academic space needs. He also noted that the Committee should 



Status of 
State Ar- 
chives Pro- 
ject 



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Legislation 
on the Cen- 
ter for the 
Study of 
the Holocaust 
and the 
Armenian 
Genocide 



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have the opportunity to review the designs and plans submitted 
by Arrowstreet, Inc. , the consulting firm hired to design the 
archives, giving special consideration to projected expansion 
needs, parking requirements and the potential tie-in with the 
Kennedy Library. 

Mr. Meehan added that the proposed sites are outside 
the UM/Boston perimeter road so they do not conflict with current 
academic space plans. However, he said, the Trustees should 
consider how long they intend to hold the two site options 
available. Mr. Cass noted that the bill authorizing the land 
transfer for the archives (H3576) had been heard in legislative 
committee earlier in the day, and Secretary of State Connelly 
had testified in favor of the bill. 

Trustee Kassler then turned to the agenda regarding 
the legislation on the National Center for the Study of the 
Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. Chairman Kassler explained 



UM/Worcester— 
Proposed 
Additional 
Parking 



that the Center was a non-profit corporation founded in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a member and Chairman of the 
Board of Directors of the Center, he felt it necessary to withdraw 
from any discussion or vote on the Center. He therefore turned 
the chair to Trustee Burack on this matter. In response to a 
question from Messrs. Beatty and Callahan, Trustee Burack explained 
that the Center was established as an educational resource 
center and museum to develop curriculum materials and programs 
designed for junior high school and high school age students. 
She noted that the Center had already designed several curriculae 
which have had extensive testing within the Brookline Public 
Schools. Questions were raised as to whether the Center would 
focus only on the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide. Mrs. 
Burack noted that in discussions with President Knapp about the 
Center, he was concerned about the academic focus of the Center 
and was assured that it would address the broader historical, 
philosophical and sociological implications of genocide. She 
noted that President Carter had recently met with a group 
sponsoring the Center to discuss its implementation and future 
funding. She stressed it would not be a tax burden on the 
Commonwealth, but a national center with development and operating 
support raised from private sources. Trustee Donlan said that 
he would recommend a long-term lease arrangement with the Center 
and would support an endorsement of the legislation authorizing 
the board to convey land to the Center (H1522) . Mr. Cass noted 
that H1522 was to be heard in legislative committee on March 28. 

Chairman Kassler asked Mr. Quinlan to discuss the 
Proposed Additional Parking at UM/Worcester . Mr. Quinlan explained 
that studies had been conducted to assess the parking needs of 
the Medical Center during peak load periods. The study revealed 
a major need for 400 additional parking places. The FY80 Capital 
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explained that the land currently owned by the Center is incon- 
veniently located from the main entrance and across a major, 
heavily-trafficked road. It was now proposed that approximately 
nine acres of land, more easily accessible to the medical complex, 
be acquired. The land is currently under control of the Departmen 
of Youth Services. After some discussion related to the costs 
of developing the site for surface parking and the need to 
provide easy access to the Center especially for patients and 
their visitors, there was general consensus that the acquisition 
of this property should proceed on the basis that the acquisition, 
in itself, would not cost additional money. During these discus- 
sions, it was suggested that the intention of purchasing snow 
removal equipment be reconsidered to determine whether it would 
be less costly to buy these services from an independent con- 
tractor. 

Mr. Prince reported on the Bus Terminal Improvements 
at UM/Boston . On December 28, the University acquired a parcel 
of land from the Gulf Oil Corporation to serve as a shuttle bus 
terminal. The balance of the funds from the acquisition were to 
be used to improve the existing turnaround. Mr. Prince ex- 
plained that the vote before the Committee recommended that the 
Board authorize the selection of a designer to prepare the plans 
and specifications for the terminal. At the current time, he 
explained, there are two approaches: 1) to scrape and level the 
existing road and add a temporary surface; or 2) to develop a 
more permanent terminal including a passenger shelter area and 
landscaping. He said that the University had recently learned 
that the MBTA had been instructed to provide additional stops on 
the Quincy rapid transit and . that they were examining the Columbia 
Station and the bus terminal area as a possible stop and transfer 
point for MBTA buses. Once the intentions of the MBTA were 
determined, the University would like to proceed with appropriate 
improvements. Trustee Kassler suggested that the University 
proceed with the limited improvements and then explore the 
possibility of a joint venture with the MBTA, the University and 
the Kennedy Library to obtain funding from the Urban Mass Trans- 
portation Administration for the terminal area. Messrs. Meehan 
and Prince agreed that they would explore this possibility. 

On motion made and seconded, it was then 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the President to select a designer for preparation 
of plans and specifications for bid documents for 
interim improvements on the land acquired by the 
University for the Bus Terminal at Columbia Station 
and to pursue with the MBTA and others additional 
forms of funding for a more permanent bus terminal 
and public transportation facility. 

Mr. Prince then introduced the Campus Roadway Improve- 
ments at UM/Boston. He reported that the existing roadway 



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Campus Road- 
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Modifi- 
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providing access to the Kennedy Library is currently a light duty 
road. In order to handle the additional traffic to the Kennedy 
Library, it would be necessary to upgrade and improve the road- 
way. The Memorandum of Understanding among the University, the 
Kennedy Corporation and the General Services Administration had 
provided for the financing of the road improvements from the pro- 
ceeds of the sale of the former MBTA Elliott Yard in Cambridge. 
These funds would not be available in time to construct the road 
for the opening of the Library in the fall. The Kennedy Corpo- 
ration had filed special legislation to provide the funds neces- 
sary for the roadway. Since the time frame within which the road 
must be completed is very short, the vote before the Committee 
should authorize the President to proceed to seek competitive bids 
for the perimeter road construction before the funding became 
available. 

There was considerable discussion on the proposed vote, 
and concerns were expressed that the allocation of the money for 
the construction of the Kennedy Library access road not affect 
the University's budget request. Trustee Kassler pointed out 
that there was no obligation on the part of the University to 
proceed with the construction of the road without passage of the 
special legislation. Trustee Burack indicated she wished to be 
recorded as having serious concerns about the possibility of the 
University becoming responsible for projects that were requested 
by the Library. She reiterated her concern that the relationship 
between the University and the Kennedy Corporation still had 
not been sufficiently clarified. 

Mr. Baxter noted that the concerns of the Harbor Campus 
had been well-expressed in the memorandum of understanding and 
that the construction of the roadway did not affect the campus 
priorities. He added that the transfer of the responsibility 
for the management of the roadway back to the University would 
expedite its construction considerably. He emphasized that 
the Board must recognize the time constraints which necessitated 
immediate action. At the conclusion of the discussion, upon 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the President to seek competitive bids for the 
construction of a portion of the UM/Boston 
perimeter road with funds to be made available 
through special legislation filed by the Kennedy 
Corporation. Such action by the President shall not 
proceed until the commitment and financial responsi- 
bility of the Kennedy Corporation in regard to 
such roadway is established to the satisfaction of 
the President. 

There was little discussion of the Capital Outlay 
Modification at UM/Boston changing language in Chapter 976 of 
the Acts of 1971 and Chapter 519 of the Acts of 1974 to allow re- 
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030 and the Arts and Sciences Building 080/2 to support more 
immediate capital improvement expenditures. It was therefore 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the President to submit to the Bureau of Building 
Construction a request for a change in the language 
of Item 8072-65 of Section 2 of Chapter 976 of 
the Acts of 1971, as amended by Item 8074-52/8072-65 
of Chapter 1180 of the Acts of 1973, to add at the 
end thereof the following:— and for additional campus 
building and site improvements. 

Mr. Littlefield briefly reported that the selection of 
a designer for the Marshall Hall Renovation and Remodelling 
Project was underway. This work was being funded from the 
appropriation for deferred maintenance. He added that the Renova - 
tion of Knowlton Hall was behind schedule because there had been 
significant problems with the working drawings submitted by the 
designer and his engineers. The Office of Student Affairs has 
been notified that, as a result of these delays, Knowlton Hall 
will not be available for occupancy in September as originally 
planned. 

Trustee Kassler deferred the agenda items that had not 
been covered to a future meeting; the meeting was adjourned at 
2:20 p.m. 



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Marshall 
Hall Renova- 
tion and 
Remodelling 
Project 



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1/UVl 

Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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ATTENDANCE 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF JOINT MEETING OF COMMITTEES ON 
BUDGET AND FINANCE AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

March 7, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 

Faculty Conference Room 

Medical Sciences Building 

University of Massachusetts/Worcester 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairmen Crain and Shearer; Presi- 
dent Knapp; Trustees Breyer, Dennis, Krumsiek, McNulty, 0' Sulli- 
van, Tyson; Mr. Brand, Treasurer; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secre- 
tary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Kassler, McNeil and Okin 

Central Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Hogan, Univer- 
sity Controller; Mr. Searson, General Counsel; Ms. Simmons, Asso- 
ciate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. Stine, Assistant 
Vice President 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Bromery; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Stu- 
dent Affairs; Professor Frank, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston: Chancellor VanUmmerson; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor 



for Administration and Finance; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director of 
Institutional Planning and Budgeting; Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor 
for Student Affairs 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Cathey, Director of Fiscal Affairs 



The meeting was called to order at 10:15 by Trustee 
Crain, Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Finance. Chairman 
Crain asked Ms. Simmons to give a brief overview of the only agen- 
da item — Student Fees for FY80 — UM/Amherst (Doc. T79-007 and Doc. 
T79-011) . The fee increases, described in the President's memoran- 
dum of February 28, 1979 (Doc. T79-011) , were those which had an 
impact on the majority of students. They were the mandatory fees 
(for health services, athletic trust funds, and graduate fees), 
residence fee increases (for residence halls, boarding halls and 
family housing) , and certain other fees (including commencement 
fees, general recreation/intramural and parking fees) . With the 
exception of the parking fee increases, there was general agree- 
ment on campus regarding the need for the increases. The Admini- 
stration at Amherst had, in many cases, discussed the fee proposal 
with those constituencies affected by them. The increases in man- 
datory fees would average $85 for students living on campus; the 
total fee increases proposed are within the limits set by the 
President's anti-inflation guidelines. 



UM/Amherst— 
Student Fees 
for FY80 
(Docs. T79-007, 
T7 9-011) 



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In response to a question about the commencement fee, 
it was explained that the commencement fee included the cost of 
cap and gown rental, chairs for commencement and special security 
arrangements. The account had been running a deficit; the in- 
crease would erase the deficit and meet all commencement expenses 
for FY80. 

It was also noted that the increase in food service «: 
costs was primarily caused by the increased cost for fool prepa- 
ration. 

Following a discussion and several questions on the fees 
Chairman Crain asked for the presentation from UM/Amherst staff 
members who had requested to speak in opposition to the proposed 
increase in the parking fee. Representatives of the Parking and 
Transportation Council, the Chancellor's advisory body on trans- 
portation issues, as well as other interested staff members at 
UM/Amherst requested that the increases be delayed for a year to 
allow the Council time to study and present viable alternatives 
to an immediate increase. Council members indicated that needed 
improvements in lighting, security, and lot maintenance had not 
materialized, and they felt it unfair to assess those using par- 
king facilities in order to cover deficits created by the debt 
service on the central parking garage and by the bus system. 
Petitions, carrying approximately 3500 signatures, were presen- 
ted to the Board in opposition to the immediate parking fee in- 
crease. Responsing to the presentation, Chancellor Bromery ex- 
plained that the transportation system was a balanced parking 
system; that is, the components were financially interdependent. 
The administration nad received various proposals from the Coun- 
cil. In exploring these alternatives to the parking fee increase 
they had found some to be unfeasible; others, they intended to 
study further for possible future implementation. At present, 
however, the administration believed that the proposed parking 
fee increase was the only means of meeting the expenses of the 
parking system. After lengthy discussion, Chairman Crain re- 
quested a motion. Trustee McNulty read the proposed motion and 
then moved to add an amendment as follows : 

MOVED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

approved the fee increases for UM/Amherst 
as set forth in the President's memo- 
randum of February 28, 1979, Doc. T79- 
011 with the exception of the fees for 
the balanced parking and transportation 
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Trustee Krumsiek said he would like to propose a 
further amendment: 

MOVED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

approve the fee increase for UM/ Amherst as 
set forth in the President's memorandum of 
February 28, 1979, Doc. T79-011 with the 
exception of the fees for the balanced 
parking and transportation system, which 
would be deferred until the next meeting 
of the Board . 

This further amendment to the motion was acceptable to Trustee 
McNulty. It was seconded, and upon vote it was defeated. 
Chairman Crain called for a vote on the original motion; it was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
approve the fee increases for UM/ Amherst 
as set forth in the President's memorandum 
of February 28, 1979, Doc. T79-011. 

Trustee McNulty voted against the motion. 

Chairman Crain adjourned the joint session at 11:33 
a.m. The Committee on Budget and Finance then continued taking 
up its remaining agenda items. 

The Committee accepted the report on the Overhead on Overhead on 
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its next meeting. 

Chairman Crain asked President Knapp to introduce the 
final agenda item, the Establishment of John F. Kennedy 
Scholarship In Memory of John B. Crimmins . President Knapp 
recommended that the University accept the scholarship with the 
understanding that the terms may be amended after consultation 
with the donor, who may wish to eliminate a criterion that 
appears to be discriminatory. Action on this item was tabled 
until the donor could be contacted. 

Chairman Crain asked the Secretary's Office to review 
the records to determine what commitments and actions had been 
taken on parking at UM/ Amherst. He said he would ask Chairman 
Kassler of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds to undertake 
a review of the maintenance of the parking facilities. The 
meeting was then adjourned at 11:43 a.m. 



Contracts 

Establish- 
ment of John 
F. Kennedy 
Scholarship 
In Memory 
of John B. 
Crimmins 



Ann S. Htird 

Administrative Secretary to 
the Board of Trustees 



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ATTENDANCE 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 



Wednesday, March 7, 1979; 11:30 a.m. 
Room SF 1-4 
Medical Sciences Building 
UM/Worcester 

Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Troy; President Knapp ; 



Trustees Breyer, Burack, and Popko; Ms. Hurd, Administrative 
Secretary 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees Morgenthau and Winthrop 



Other Trustees: Trustees 0' Sullivan, Dennis and Tyson 



Central Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs; Mr. Lyons, Associate Vice President for Academic 
Affairs; Mr. Searson, General Counsel 

UM/ Amherst: Chancellor Bromery 



Chairman Troy called the meeting to order at approxi- 
mately 11:20 and addressed the first agenda item, Petitions for 
Waiver of Sabbatical Leave Policy. Three faculty from Amherst 
had petitioned that the policy that required faculty members to 
return to the University for one year after sabbatical leave be 
waived. The Committee had previously discussed these petitions 
and did not, at the time, understand it was necessary to vote on 
a recommendation for a formal vote by the Board. 

Therefore, upon motion made and seconded it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees deny 
the waiver of the sabbatical leave policy of 
the University in the cases of Professor James 
C. Cox, Che S. Tsao and Arthur W. Wright. 

The University had been offered a very generous Gift of 
Erasmus Darwin Hudson Papers from Professor Emeritus Sidney 



Kaplan. The Hudson papers include many papers from the abolition- 



ist movement and are to be housed in the special collections area 
of the library at UM/Amherst. On motion made and seconded it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
and accept with appreciation the generous gift 
from Professor Emeritus Sidney Kaplan to the 
University of the manuscripts comprising the 
Hudson Family Papers, 1780-1955, centering on 
Erasmus Darwin Hudson, M.D. , 1805-1880; further 
that the said manuscripts be maintained in the 



Petitions 
for Waiver 
of Sab- 
batical 
Leave Policy 



Gift of 

Erasmus 

Darwin 

Hudson 

Papers 

from 

Professor 

Emeritus 

Sidney 

Kaplan 



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University of Massachusetts Library at Amherst. 

At 11:52, without discussion, it was moved, seconded 
and on roll call 

VOTED : To enter executive session for the purpose of 
discussing a tenure appeal case. 

Trustees Breyer, Burack, and Popko voted for the motion 
as did Chairman Troy and President Knapp; Trustees Morgenthau 
and Winthrop were absent. 

At 12:10, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To end the executive session. 

As a result of the discussions held in executive sessioh 
it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : That for reasons set forth in the President's memo- 
randum of March 6, 1979, the Chancellor of the 
Boston campus be requested to reconsider her de- 
cision in the tenure review of Clyde Evans. 

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting 
was adjourned at 12:14. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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it 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



March 7, 1979; 1:30 p.m. 

Faculty Conference Room 

Medical Sciences Building 

University of Massachusetts/Worcester 



Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey, President Knapp ; 
Trustees Breyer, Burack, Crain, Dennis, Donlan, Krumsiek, 
McNulty, O'Sullivan, Popko, Robertson, Shearer, Troy, Tyson; 
Mr. Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Mr. Lenhardt rep- 
resenting Trustee Frechette; Ms. Clausen representing Trustee 
King; Treasurer Brand; Administrative Secretary Hurd ; Ms. 
Eichel, recorder 

Absent Trustees : Trustees Kassler, Marks, McNeil, Morgenthau, 
Okin, Romer, Sawtelle and Winthrop 

Central Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; 
Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Hogan, 
University Controller; Mr. Meehan, Senior Consultant; Mr. 
Sear son, General Counsel; Ms. Simmons, Associate Vice President 
for Academic Affairs; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice President; Mr. 
White, Director of University Relations 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Bromery; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs; Professor Frank, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancel- 
lor for Administration and Finance; Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor 
for Student Affairs; Mr. Prince, Director of Planning and 
Development 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Smith, Provost; Dr. Viles 
Faculty Representative 

The meeting was called to order at 1:40 p.m. by Chair- 
man Healey. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the January 9, 
1979, meeting of the Executive Committee 
and the minutes of the February 16, 1979, 
special meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

Chairman Healey asked for the report of the joint 
meeting of the Committees on Budget and Finance and Student Af- 
fairs. 



Approval of 
Minutes of 
Prior 
Meetings 

Report of 
Joint Meeting 
of Committee 
on Budget and 
Finance and 
Student Affairs 



Board 
3/7/79 

UM/Amherst — 
Student Fees 
for FY80 
(Doc. T79-007, 
T79-011) 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 



Trustee Crain, Chairman of the Committee on Budget and 
Finance, reported that the Committees had discussed Student 
Fees for FY80 — UM/Amherst (Doc. T79-007 and T79-011). The only 
increase which had been controversial was the proposed parking 
fee. Members of the Parking and Transportation Council and 
campus staff unions had spoken against the increase in fees. 
Two amendments to the proposed vote had been offered, both 
asking for a delay in the implementation of the increase. The 
amended motion had been defeated by one vote, that of the 
Chairman of the meeting, and the Committee had recommended 
approval of the fee increases as outlined in Doc. T79-011. 

Chairman Healey then opened the subject for discus- 
sion, asking for the presentations from the constituencies who 
had asked to speak to the Board in opposition to the parking 
fee increase. 

Speakers representing the Parking and Transportation 
Council, the campus staff unions and the Professional Associa- 
tion addressed the Board requesting that the increase be 
delayed for one year to allow alternative funding sources to be 
explored. 

Union representatives said they were against the park- 
ing fee in principle, as it was a benefit which should accrue 
to the employees; the increase violated the President's anti- 
inflation guidelines and the collective bargaining contract, 
which states that parking shall be available to all employees. 
The representative of the Professional Association said that 
although PA/UMA was not opposed to the parking increase itself, 
they joined the Council and the unions in support of a delay in 
the implementation of the fee. 

Responding to the presentations, Chancellor Bromery 
and Mr. Beatty said the increase in the parking fee could not 
be delayed without depleting the reserves. The parking and bus 
systems were financially interdependent, and the no-fare bus 
system is already partially subsidized by the federal government 
and by the students. 

Chairman Healey asked for comment by the Trustees. 
It was suggested that possibly parking rates should be dif- 
ferent for different constituencies; that is, perhaps students, 
faculty and other employees should not pay an identical fee. 
However, after discussing the proposed fees, it was the consen- 
sus of the Trustees that the amount of the increase would not 
constitute a hardship on parkers; the largest increase would 
bring the total cost to 38 cents a day. Trustee Crain said 
that the Committee on Budget and Finance had requested the 



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Secretary to review the record of commitments and actions by 
the Board with regard to parking at UM/Amherst and that he 
would ask the Chairman of the Committee on Buildings and 
Grounds to look into the matter of lot maintenance. Chancellor 
Bromery said that if a way could be found to reduce the parking 
fees, he would bring a revised fee schedule to the Board. 
Without further discussion, on motion made and seconded, it 
was 

VOTED : To approve the fee increases for UM/Amherst 
as set forth in the President's memorandum 
of February 28, Doc. T79-011. 

Chairman Healey called next for discussion of the 
Affirmative Action Resolution . Several trustees had responded 
to Trustee Kassler's revised motion and their comments had been 
incorporated into the statement. Counsel Searson had reviewed 
the revised statement and had suggested further revisions. 

There was considerable discussion about the revised 
resolution, with general agreement on the need to adopt a 
strong statement stressing promotion and retention as well as 
hiring of qualified minorities. Chairman Healey suggested that 
the Trustees vote on the substance of the motion, with the 
exact wording to be determined by an ad hoc style committee 
consisting of Trustees Kassler, McNeil and Troy. The revised 
statement will be brought to the Board for final approval at 
its next meeting. On motion made and seconded it was 

VOTED : To accept the substance of the Revised 
Affirmative Action Statement dated Feb- 
ruary 28, 1979, provided that a committee 
consisting of Trustees Kassler, McNeil and 
Troy review the style of the statement for 
final recommendation to the Board of Trustees. 

President Knapp reported on the status of the Chancel- 
lor's searches, as well as those for several deans at UM/Amherst 
Candidates for the position for Vice President for University 
Relations have been screened. An Engineering capital campaign 
had been initiated. He was looking at ways in which to develop 
stronger programs in applied research and public service. With 
regard to public-private cooperation, he said, several Trustees 
had recently attended a meeting of the Five-College consortium 
at UM/Amherst. The Worcester consortium was also moving ahead 
in several areas, one of which was the development of master 
public service and public health programs. He had had discus- 
sions with the President of Northeastern University with regard 
to ways of public-private cooperation in the Boston area. He 
had given a speech at the New England Board of Higher Education 
with regard to the effects of declining enrollments, copies of 
which he would circulate to the Trustees. Discussions were 
continuing with regard to the redevelopment of Columbia Point. 

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Affirmative 

Action 

Resolution 



President ' s 
Remarks 



Board 
3/7/79 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

With regard to the University budget, President Knapp 
emphasized the serious implications for the University of the 
Governor's budget proposal. The University's request is $139.5 
million. The Governor's proposed figure of $127,363 million is 
$1.7 million short of meeting collective bargaining commitments; 
it does not allow for inflation, for deferred maintenance at 
UM/ Amherst, for progress on staffing at the Medical Center, or 
for equipping the physical education facility and staffing of 
student services at UM/Boston. It would mean cutting back 
between 200 and 350 positions in the University, which would 
probably result in reducing the number of admissions. The 
Governor had indicated he wished to move forward very quickly 
on reorganization, and the University and the Board of Higher 
Education as well as others are reviewing possible plans for 
reorganization. 



UM/Amherst — 
Chancellor' s 
Comments 



UM/Boston — 
Chancellor' s 
Comments 



UM/Worcester- 
Chancellor ' s 
Comments 



There was brief discussion about a possible need to 
raise in-state tuition. A study is underway to determine the 
impact of a tuition increase on students. It was suggested 
that should an increase become necessary, the possibility of 
keeping a portion of the tuition, rather than returning it all 
to the state Treasurer, be explored in order to provide ad- 
ditional financial aid to students. 

Chancellor Bromery said that a report on the success- 
ful efforts of public-private cooperation in the Connecticut 
River Valley was available to Trustees. The University had 
received a gift of the Erasmus Darwin Hudson Papers, and 
another family, active in the Civil Rights Movement, had been 
in touch with the University with regard to their family 
papers. 

Chancellor Van Ummersen reported that applications 
were 26 percent ahead of those a year ago this date and that 
acceptances were 105 percent ahead. The extended-day program 
had been expanded to 183 evening courses and 3200 students were 
enrolled. Additional increases were planned for the fall. The 
Spring Arts Festival was in final planning stages and this year 
would feature music. The campus was supporting a lecture 
series on Massachusetts Cultural Heritage. 

Chancellor Goodman reported that the in-patient 
Psychiatry unit in the hospital had opened with three patients. 
It is anticipated that by the end of March ten beds will be 
opened in this unit, bringing the bed census of the hospital to 
181. Grants had been received by Medical Center personnel to 
support a summer enrichment program for disadvantaged students; 
to establish a course and develop a primary textbook in health 
economics for medical students, house staff and practicing 
physicians; and to study productivity in the health care 
industry. A seminar for legislators dealing with federal and 
state regulations, medicare and medicaid health care planning 
and rate setting was being held at the Medical School. 

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Chairman Healey asked next for the report of the Com- 
mittee on Audits. Trustee Dennis said the Committee had met on 
February 8 to hear an interim report from Arthur Young & Company 
on the Status of the Financial Aid Audits and to conduct an 
exit conference with Ernst & Ernst concerning the Hospital and 
Group Practice Trust Fund audits. The search for a Director of 
Audits had been renewed and it was hoped that a candidate would 
be presented at the next meeting. A review of the UM/Amherst 
trust funds was being conducted to determine which activities 
should be audited. A report on audits would be provided to the 
Board at the end of the year. 

Chairman Healey then called for the report of the Com- 
mittee on Faculty and Educational Policy. Trustee Troy reported 
that the Committee had recommended action on Petitions for 
Waiver of Sabbatical Leave Policy from three professors who 
were requesting exemption from the stipulation that they must 
either return to the University for one year after their sabba- 
tical leave or refund the sabbatical year's salaries. This 
matter had been previously discussed by the Committee but no 
formal action had been taken. Legal counsel had since informed 
the Committee that Board action was required. Therefore on 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To deny the waiver of the sabbatical leave 
policy of the University in the cases of 
Professor James C. Cox, Che S. Tsao and 
Arthur Wright. 

The Committee recommended acceptance of the Erasmus 
Darwin Hudson Papers — UM/Amherst; on motion made and seconded, 
it was 

VOTED ; To approve and to accept with appreciation 
the generous gift from Professor Emeritus 
Sidney Kaplan to the University of the manu- 
scripts comprising the Hudson Family Papers, 
1780-1955, centering on Erasmus Darwin Hudson, 
M.D., 1805-1880; further, that the said manu- 
scripts be maintained in the University of 
Massachusetts Library at Amherst. 

The Committee had gone into executive session to hear 
a tenure appeal and had voted to accept the recommendation of 
the President in this matter. 

In the absence of the Chairman of the Committee on 
Long-Range Planning, Chairman Healey asked Trustee Troy to re- 
port for that Committee. Trustee Troy said that the Committee 
had first hear a report on the Future of Graduate Education in 
Nursing . The graduate program at UM/Amherst had been suspended 
for lack of qualified graduate level faculty. The needs of the 



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Report of 
Committee on 
Audits 



Petitions 
for Waiver 
of Sabbatical 
Leave 



UM/Amherst — 

Erasmus 

Darwin 

Hudson 

Papers 



Tenure Appeal 



Report of Com- 
mittee on 
Long-Range 
Planning 

Future of 
Graduate 
Education in 
Nursing 



Board 
3/7/79 



Report of 
Committee on 
Buildings and 
Grounds 

State Archives 

Center for 
the Study of 
the Holocaust 
and Armenian 
Genocide 



UM/Worcester- 
Proposed 
Additional 
Parking 

.3 no z:: 

£Sn£> -j_~cj 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Commonwealth, the responsibility of the University in this area, 
the critical issue of resources and the relative merits of pro- 
viding such a program at UM/ Amherst and UM/Worcester had been 
discussed, and the President had been asked to review the matter 
and make recommendations to the Committee. Trustee Crain asked 
that the President include in his review a review of the recom- 
mendation made by the visiting committee, which had been that 
the position of Dean of Nursing be established. 

The Committee next discussed a proposal that the Medi- 
cal School establish some kind of relationship with the New 
England School of Optometry. The ramifications of such a re- 
lationship were discussed and a joint committee from the Medical 
School and from Worcester State College would review the matter 
and present a full report to the Committee at the end of the 
month. 

The President reported to the Committee on current co- 
operative efforts, including activities of the Worcester consor- 
tium and the work plan of the Boston Six. 

The Committee heard a progress report on the consoli- 
dation of certain services of Worcester City Hospital and the 
UM/Worcester Teaching Hospital and on long-range planning at 
UM/Boston and UM/Worcester. 

Chairman Healey asked Trustee Burack to report for the 
Committee on Buildings and Grounds in the absence of Trustee 
Kassler. Trustee Burack said the proposed relocation of the 
State Archives to the Harbor Campus was still under consideration 
Although two potential sites had been suggested, neither site 
had been formally authorized by the Secretary of State's office. 

Legislation was pending with regard to the Center for 
the Study of the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide , an educational 
resource center to develop curriculum materials and programs for 
junior high and high school age students. She noted that the 
Center would be completly supported by private fund-raising ef- 
forts and would not involve state funds. 

A plan to locate the Proposed Additional Parking — UM/ 
Worcester, needed to improve patient access to the Center, was 
discussed. The Committee had agreed that land currently under 
control of the Department of Youth Services was better suited 
for the purpose since it was situated close the Center's main 
entrance. The Committee instructed the campus to proceed to ac- 
quire the property on the basis that the acquisition, in itself, 
would not require additional funds. 



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Two approaches for Bus Terminal Improvements — UM/ 
Boston had been discussed. Since it is understood that the 
MBTA may add a rapid transit stop at Columbia Station on the j 
Quincy line, it was suggested that the campus make interim 
improvements while exploring the possibility of a joint venture 
with the MBTA and the Kennedy Library to obtain funding from 
the Urban Mass Transportation Administration for the terminal 
area. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President to select a 
designer for preparation of plans and 
specifications for bid documents for interim 
improvements on the land acquired by the 
University for the Bus Terminal at Columbia 
Station, and to pursue with the MBTA and 
others, including the John Fitzgerald 
Kennedy Library Incorporated, additional 
forms of funding for a more permanent bus 
terminal and public transportation facility. 

Campus Roadway Improvements — UM/Boston are necessary 
because of anticipated increase in traffic to the Library. The 
money to pay for the improvements was to have come from the 
proceeds of the sale of the Elliott Yard in Cambridge, but 
these funds will not be available in time. The Kennedy Cor- 
poration had filed special legislation to provide the funds for 
the roadway; however, it is necessary to proceed to seek 
competitive bids for the project while the legislation is still 
pending. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President to seek competitive 
bids for the reconstruction of a portion of 
the UM/Boston perimeter road with funds to be 
made available through special legislation 
filed by the Kennedy Corporation. Such action 
by the President shall not proceed until the 
commitment and financial responsibility of the 
Kennedy Corporation in regard to such roadway 
is established to the satisfaction of the 
President. 

The last item on the Committee's agenda was a Capital 
Outlay Modification — UM/Boston. This modification would allow 
money originally appropriated for specific purposes which had 
not been realized to be transferred to other projects. The 
Bureau of Building Construction has suggested this course of 
action. On motion made and seconded, it was 



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UM/Boston— 
Bus Terminal 
Improvements 



UM/Boston — 
Campus Road- 
way Improve- 
ments 



UM/Boston — 
Capital 
Outlay 
Modification 



Board 
3/7/79 



Report of 

Committee 

on Budget and 

Finance 

John F. Kennedy 
Scholarship In 
Memory of 
John B. 
Crimmins 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 






VOTED: To authorize the President to submit to 

the Bureau of Building Construction a re- 
quest for a change in the language of Item 
8072-65 of Section 2 of Chapter 976 of the 
Acts of 1973, to add at the end thereof the 
following: — and for additional campus 
building and site improvements. 

Chairman Healey then called upon Trustee Crain, who 
reported that the Committee on Budget and Finance had postponed 
discussion on Overhead on Grants and Contracts. 

Action on the John F. Kennedy Scholarship In Memory 
of John B. Crimmins had been tabled until the donor of the 
scholarship could be contacted regarding a possible amendment 
in the condition of the gift. 

Chairman Healey announced that the Ad Hoc Committee I 
on Labor Relations would continue. He reminded the Trustees of 
the April conference of the Association of Governing Boards of 
Universities and Colleges to be held in Miami, and he requested 
that the April meeting of the Board be held at 250 Stuart 
Street. There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 3:50 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 



March 21, 1979; 11:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy; President Knapp; 
Trustees Burack and Popko; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Breyer, Morgenthau and 
Winthrop 

Central Administration : Mr. Lynton, Vice President for Academic 
Affairs 



UM/Amherst : 
tuguese 

UM/Boston : 
Chancellor 



Professor Zamora, Department of Spanish and Por- 



Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Blair, Assistant 



UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Smith, Provost, Profes- 
sor Viles, Faculty Representative 

Chairman Troy convened the meeting at approximately 
11:10 a.m. and asked Mr. Lynton to report on a new Student 
Exchange Program between the Amherst Campus and the Malaguez 
Campus of the University of Puerto Rico which has been arranged. 
The Program will allow students from the Amherst campus to 
attend the University of Puerto Rico; in return, students from 
the University of Puerto Rico will be able to study at UM/Amherst. 
Professor Juan Zamora, from the Spanish and Portuguese Depart- 
ment at UM/Amherst, explained that although there was no 
formally-established quota, no student would be accepted to the 
program without consultation with the host school. He indicated 
that interest in the program suggested that approximately 
fifteen students would be involved. 

Chancellor Goodman presented four recommended awards 
of tenure to faculty at UM/Worcester. Dr. Helen Padykula, 
currently chairman of the Biology Department at Wellesley 
College, is recommended for appointment with tenure to the 
chairmanship of the Department of Anatomy. Dr. Padykula' s 
appointment, Dr. Goodman explained, is the result of a national 
search and has the enthusiastic endorsement of the search 
committee. He also noted that Dr. Padykula had recently been 
proposed for President of the American Society for Cell Biology. 



Student 

Exchange 

Program 



UM/Worcester-- 
Tenure Awards 



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Appointment of 
Dr. Helen Pady- 
kula with Tenure. 
(Doc. T79-012) 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 



Dr. Geraldine Gauthier was also recommended for 
appointment with tenure as Professor of Anatomy. Dr. Gauthier 
is an outstanding scholar with a national reputation, particu- 
larly in the area of muscle morphology. Her appointment will 
make it possible for Dr. Padykula to move their joint research 
program from Wellesley College and will lend further strength 
to the teaching and research in the Anatomy Department. 

Dr. Goodman further recommended that the Board con- 
cur in award of tenure to Dr. Harold Wilkinson as Professor of 
Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery. He noted that 
Dr. Wilkinson's appointment will add great strength to the 
clinical capabilities of the Department of Surgery in conjunc- 
tion with the newly-formed and rapidly developing Department of 
Neurology. 

Dr. Goodman also recommended that the Committee con- 
cur in the recommendation to award tenure to Dr. Philip Townes, 
an outstanding scholar in the field of genetics. Dr. Townes is 
to be appointed Professor of Pediatrics. His appointment will 
not only further strengthen the research capabilities of the 
Department of Pediatrics, but will also provide a foundation 
for a program in genetics that will benefit the entire medical 
school. 

After a brief discussion and unanimous comment on the 
excellence of all four appointments it was moved, seconded and 



VOTED : 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the appointment of Helen Padykula by the 
President as Professor of Anatomy with tenure 
at the University of Massachusetts at Worcester 
as set forth in Doc. T79-012; 



and further 



Appointment of 

Dr. Geraldine 

Gauthier with 

Tenure 

(Doc. T79-015) 



VOTED ; To recomend that the Board of Trustees concur 
with the appointment of Geraldine Gauthier by 
the President as Professor of Anatomy with 
tenure at the University of Massachusetts at 
Worcester as set forth in Doc. T79-015; 



Award of Tenure 
to Dr. Harold 
Wilkinson 
(Doc. T79-014) 



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and further 



VOTED 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the award of tenure by the President to 
Harold Wilkinson, as Professor of Neurosurgery 
at the University of Massachusetts at Worcester 
as set forth in Doc. T79-014; 



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and further 



VOTED : 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the appointment of Philip Townes as Profes- 
sor of Pediatrics with tenure at the University 
of Massachusetts at Worcester as set forth in 
Doc. T79-016. 



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Chairman Troy asked President Knapp to introduce the 
discussion of Academic Personnel Policies — UM/Worcester. Dr. 
Knapp explained that Dr. Goodman had recommended two basic 
changes in the Academic Personnel Policies as they apply to the 
faculty of the Medical Center. Each recommended change had 
been discussed at length. Dr. Knapp indicated that although he 
and Mr. Lynton agreed with Dr. Goodman that one of the changes 
was appropriate, they disagreed about the other and he wished 
the Committee to consider both issues carefully. If endorsed by 
the Committee in principle, the proposed changes would be 
reworked into explicit and detailed policies and procedures for 
formal approval. The first recommendation, fully endorsed by 
President Knapp, was that a non- tenure track system be created 
for faculty members at Worcester whose responsibilities are 
such that they are not able to devote the bulk of their time to 
traditional academic pursuits. The second recommendation was 
to extend the probationary period for tenure from the current 
six-year period. 

It was the general consensus of the Committee that a 
system of non-tenure track appointments was appropriate for the 
Medical Center. 

Dr. Goodman explained that the extension of the pro- 
bationary period for tenure was not uncommon among medical 
schools and allowed sufficient time for proper and thorough re- 
view of tenure candidates. 

He offered several reasons which made the extension 
of the probationary period appropriate including the increasing 
scarcity of research money and the difficulty in getting articles 
published in the medical and scientific journals. The faculty 
is asked to have a national reputation, and it is difficult to 
proceed within five years before the mandatory tenure review. 
He noted that most of the faculty are young so that a tenure 
decision involves a 30 to 35 year commitment. The extended 
probationary period would provide these young faculty with a 
greater opportunity to create a track record. He further 
stressed that there was a difference between the Worcester 
campus and the other two campuses illustrated by the medical 
center's exclusion from the bargaining unit for the faculty 
union. 

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Award of Tenure 

to Dr. Philip 

Townes 

(Doc. T79-016) 



UM/Worcester — 
Academic Per- 
I sonnel Policies 



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UM/Worcester — 
Gift of Dr. 
Bernard Brent 
to Palliative 
Care Service 



UM/ Bos ton — 

Accreditation 

Report 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 



Chancellor Van Ummersen commented that the arguments 
that Dr. Goodman presented can be applied equally to Boston and 
Amherst. President Knapp noted that the six year probationary 
period was the standard period before the granting of tenure. 
He commented tht the longer an individual stays on campus, the 
harder it is not to grant tenure. This situation would not be 
alleviated by the extension of a probationary period. 

In response to a question from Sister Popko, Dr. Knapp 
indicated that each of the candidates for the chancellorship 
had been provided a copy of the proposed academic personnel 
policies. Each candidate agreed that the creation of a non- 
tenure track system was appropriate, but was uncertain about 
the wisdom of extending the probationary period. 

At the termination of the discussion it was the con- 
sensus of the Committee that they not endorse in principle the 
proposed extension of the probationary period of tenure. 

Chairman Troy called on Dr. Goodman to report on the 
Gift of Dr. Bernard Brent to the Palliative Care Service — 
UM/Worcester. Dr. Goodman explained that Dr. Bernard Brent had 
donated a large number of books, journals and articles dealing 
with cancer to the Palliative Care Service. Dr. Melvin Krant, 
Chief of the Palliative Care Service, has made these materials 
accessible to physicians, students, patients and their families 
by placing them in a room in his unit to be named, with Trustee 
approval, the Bernard Brent Cancer Education Library. After a 
brief discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees ap- 
prove and accept with gratitude the gift of 
library materials from Dr. Bernard Brent to 
the Palliative Care Service at the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts Teaching Hospital. 

The naming of the room after Dr. Brent will be dis- 
cussed by the Buildings and Grounds Committee at its next meeting 

Chairman Troy asked Chancellor Van Ummersen to intro- 
duce the discussion of the Accreditation Report — UM/Boston. 
Chancellor Van Ummersen said that the accreditation visit by 
the Evaluation Team of the Commission on Institutions of Higher 
Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges 
had gone extremely smoothly. They had gained a positive 
impression of the students and the faculty. Many of their 
recommendations had already been perceived by the campus during 
its self-study, were being addressed and were moving toward 
resolution. 

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The report identified a need to develop the UM/Boston's 
mission and to establish its priorities. The report cited frac- 
tionalization of the campus and the isolation among colleges. 
Resources of all the colleges need to be used to strengthen 
program offerings. The report suggested that the administrative 
structure needed to be reviewed and positively cited the 
academic soundness of the programs and the student support 
service system. 

She noted that although the report cited a quality 
faculty and a good physical plant in an excellent location, the 
campus needed to work on its image from a number of points of 
view, but particularly its image from within. 

Chairman Troy asked the Committee to approve the 
January Graduation Lists — UM/Boston as presented. It was moved, 
seconded and 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
approve the preliminary graduation lists 
at the University of Massachusetts at 
Boston (Doc. T79-017) subject to the com- 
pletion of all requirements as certified 
by the Recorder of the campus . 

The Committee, having received the tenure appeal of 
Professor Prem Kumar, determined that there were grounds for 
review by the President. Therefore, on motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To ask the President to review the tenure 

file of Prem Kumar and make recommendations 
to the Committee. 

There being no further business, the Committee 
adjourned at 1:00 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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| UM/Boston — 
January, 1979 
Graduation 
Lists 
(Doc. T79-017) 



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of Professor 
Prem Kumar 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON STUDENT AFFAIRS 



March 28, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: 



Chairman Shearer, President 



Knapp ; Trustees O'Sullivan and Tyson, Trustees-elect Cross and 
LaVoice; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel , 
recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Kassler, Krumsiek, McNeil, 
McNulty and Okin 

Central Administration : Ms. Simmons, Associate Vice President 
for Academic Affairs 

UM/ Amherst : Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; 
Messrs. Barenberg, Amin and Lesch, students 

UM/Boston : Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Feinblatt, Director of Student Affairs 

The meeting was called to order at 10:12 a.m. by 
Chairman Shearer, who welcomed student Trustees-elect Nancy 
Cross and Richard LaVoice to the meeting. Ms. Simmons gave a 
brief overview of the FY80 Proposed Student Fees — UM/Boston 
(Doc. T79-018). The fees, she said, had been reviewed by the 
appropriate campus organizations and proposed increases in 
mandatory fees (for health services and student activities) 
totalled $12, largely due to cost-of-living increases. An 
increase was proposed in the commencement fee to cover ad- 
ditional personnel costs resulting from changing Commencement 
to Sunday and to cover expanded placement services for gradu- 
ates. In order to allow for a more varied program and to 
bring the UM/Boston fee in line with that charged at UM/ Amherst, 
it was proposed to increase the fee for the Summer School. The 
recommendations of the Student Affairs Committee would be 
reported to the Committee on Budget and Finance for action on 
April 4. 

There was general agreement that the fee increases 
were necessary, except for the increase in the Student Activi- 
ties Fee. Trustee O'Sullivan said that a student referendum 
had overwhelmingly opposed the increase, and that he was 
concerned that the fee proposal had not since received wide 
publicity on campus. 



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posed Stu- 
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Trustee-elect Cross said that she supported the in- 
crease because, since salaries supported by the Student Activi- 
ties Fee must remain consistent with University salary levels, 
decreasing funds were available to support student programming. 
Chairman Shearer asked that the reasons for the increase in the 
Student Activities Fee be explained to the student body prior 
to the date on which the Committee on Budget and Finance 
would consider the increase for recommendation to the Board. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Committee on Budget and 
Finance approve the fee increases for UM/ 
Boston as set forth in Doc. T79-018. 

Trustee O'Sullivan voted in opposition to the increase in the 
Student Activities Fee. 

With regard to Graduate Student Qut-of-State Tuition, 
President Knapp explained that action was still pending on a 
proposed amendment to the increase mandated by the Legislature. 
Since undergraduate out-of-state tuition would be increased in 
any event, and since graduate education was more costly than 
undergraduate education, it followed that a raise in graduate 
out-of-state tuition would be required. Again, an attempt was 
being made to minimize the impact on students affected by the 
increase. Both graduate and undergraduate students present at 
the meeting stated their concerns about the impact such a 
tuition increase would have on both the graduate and under- 
graduate programs, especially when combined with the possibility 
of budget cuts. President Knapp explained that the options 
appeared to be a stepped tuition raise, or an immediate substan- 
tial tuition raise, since unless current legislation was 
amended, out-of-state tuition was mandated at 95 percent of the 
cost of instruction. 

Chairman Shearer emphasized that the University was 
in the position of having to respond to legislative mandate and 
was attempting to do so in a way which would be least harmful 
to students. The impact of the increase would be compensated 
for as much as possible by financial aid in the form of tuition 
waivers, loans and, if possible, increased student stipends. 
However, no increases in stipends could be made while action 
was pending on a petition by the students requesting recognition 
as a bargaining unit. It was agreed that any increase in fee 
should be tied in with a tuition waiver program to alleviate 
the impact. The Committee expressed concern that campus 
constituencies had not all been informed of the pending increase 
in graduate out-of-state tuition, but as a practical matter and 
in order to notify students as soon as possible, it could not 
delay action on the proposed increase. On motion made and 
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VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
establish tuition charged to all non- 
resident graduate students at the following 
rates : 

Academic Year 1979-1980 
$2,150 per year; $1,075 per semester 

Academic Year 1980-1981 
$2,750 per year; $1,375 per semester 

Academic Year 1981-1982 
$3,350 per year; $1,675 per semester 

Trustee 0' Sullivan voted in opposition to the motion. Trustee 
Tyson abstained. 

Ms. Simmons presented the matter of Residence Hall 
Contract — UM/ Amherst. This, she said, was a proposal for Com- 
mittee discussion. The final document would be presented to 
the Committee in April for approval. The proposal represented 
an attempt by students and administration to define the respon- 
sibilities of the students and the University with regard to 
maintenance of the residence halls. The University ran one of 
the largest housing systems in the country, and although 
various policies were in effect, this was the first attempt to 
combine all the policies regarding the residence halls into one 
formal contract between the student and the University. Mr. 
Madson called attention to a provision he was suggesting be 
added to the contract — a $75 damage deposit, which would be 
refunded with interest at the end of the term of the agreement 
should no damage occur. Considerable discussion ensued as to 
the appropriateness of and the proper amount for such a deposit. 
There was consensus that such an agreement was desirable and 
that it should properly be called a contract. 

The meeting then considered whether the proposed 
Massachusetts Student Assistance Authority (S203) should be 
endorsed by the University. The Authority would incorporate 
the existing state loan agency and the state scholarship 
program, would coordinate all federal and state financial aid 
within the state, provide long-range financial-aid planning to 
institutions and the Commonwealth, provide an effective voice 
in financial aid administration and planning in Washington, 
supervise and insure full funding of the state loan program, 
and administer the state scholarship program. Ms. Simmons 
suggested that the Committee should consider whether the timing 
of the proposal was right, what the alternatives were, whether 
there was a compromise position, and what would be best for the 



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students of the Commonwealth. Although the concept is good, 
there were several matters of concern with regard to implementa- 
tion and operation of the plan. It was suggested that the 
proposal should be considered in the context of reorganization 
of public higher education as a whole. It was the consensus 
that the commission working on reorganization should be requested 
to establish a task force to study all aspects of the proposal. 

Chairman Shearer asked that the Committee receive an 
update from Mr. Cass on the status of various bills now pending 
in the Legislature which concern the University. She also said 
that because of the magnitude of matters coming before the 
Committee, she was considering assigning particular members of 
the Committee to study specific issues since every member could 
not explore every issue in depth. 

Chairman Shearer expressed concern about the flow of 
information on the campuses, asking that some way be found to 
keep all interested constituencies informed of pending proposals 
on a timely basis, especially since the Committee was usually 
working against deadlines. She indicated that the information 
provided by the students with regard to tuition increases and 
their impact would be helpful as the Committee looked at ways 
to minimize the impact of the tuition increase. A background 
paper on tuition would be circulated to all Trustees. 



Mr. Madson circulated the Annual Report of the Amherst 
Campus Department of Public Safety. The meeting was then ad- 
journed at 12:00 noon. 




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MINUTES OF JOINT MEETING OF COMMITTEES ON 
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS AND 
FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 

April 4, 1979; 11:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairmen Kassler and Troy; 
Trustees Breyer, Burack, Donlan, Popko, Romer, and Sawtelle; Mr. 
Colby representing Trustee Winthrop; Ms. Hurd, Administrative 
Secretary 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Anrig and Morgenthau 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Lyons, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr* Meehan, 
Senior Consultant; Mr. Searson, General Counsel 

UM/Boston : Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance; Dean Riccards 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Smith, Provost 

Trustee Troy, Chairman of the Committee on Faculty and 
Educational Policy, convened the joint meeting at approximately 
11:10 a.m. The purpose of the meeting was to provide both com- 
mittees an opportunity to discuss legislation currently before 
the Ways and Means Committee (H1522) which would authorize the 
conveyance of University-owned land on Columbia Point to the 
National Center for the Study of the Holocaust and the Armenian 
Genocide . Trustee Kassler, Chairman of the Committee on Buildings 
and Grounds, stated that since he is a member of the Board of 
Directors of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, he wished 
to withdraw himself from any discussion relating to the Center; 
he further explained that since there was a potential conflict 
of interest inherent in his position he would also not participate 
in any Trustee vote pertaining to the Center. He would, however, 
in the course of the discussions about the legislation, be happy 
to answer any questions. 

Mr. Lynton explained that the University had been 
approached by Mrs. Michael Dukakis on behalf of the Center for th^ 
Study of the Holocaust to discuss a relationship with the Univer- 
sity. Currently there is existing collaboration in the develop- 
ment of curriculum materials with faculty members at the School 



Proposed 
Legislation 
on the 
National 
Center for 
the Study 
of the 
Holocaust 
and the 
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of Education at Amherst. Mr. Lynton noted that there is some 
mutual interest in expanding the current relationship. He said 
that the Center also leases office space at 250 Stuart Street from 
the University at no cost. 

Trustee Sawtelle stated that he believed it is important 
for the University to be very cautious about allocating land on 
Columbia Point to non-University groups and he therefore registered 
his strong objection to this proposal. He noted that the Dorchester 
community also would object to non-University use of the land. 
The community is particularly concerned with maintaining open spate 
on Columbia Point and maintaining public access to the waterfront 
areas. 



Dean Riccards, speaking for Chancellor Van Ummersen, in- 
dicated that the Chancellor's memorandum which had been circulated 
to the Committee had raised several issues — one of which was that , 
in fact, the campus was unsure about the needs of higher educatiojji 
in the Boston area, particularly in light of possible reorganiza-jj 
tion. The memo also cited renewed interest in the development 
of Columbia Point and had suggested that, if indeed the University 
and the legislature were to proceed with the land conveyance, Par- 
cel D, along Morrissey Boulevard, was the most appropriate piece 
of land. 



After considerable discussion, it was noted that the 
terminology of the legislation did not merely authorize the Univer- 
sity to convey land but directed it to do so. The Committee agreed 
that there was considerable question about the scope of the pro- 
ject, its academic mission and potential link with the Univer- 
sity. Trustee Breyer suggested that the land conveyance might be\ 
premature and asked if it might be more appropriate for the 
University to provide alternative space to the Center until it 
had more explicitly developed its program and could define its 
space needs. Trustee Burack said that she felt that the Center's, 
program had a very strong educational future, but suggested that 
it was important for the Committee to address the immediate situaj- 
tion presented by the status of the bill before the General 
Court. She suggested that the President request that the legisla- 
tion be tabled until the University and the Board has had suf- 
ficient time to examine the Center's potential relationship with 
the University and to understand more fully its academic scope 
and content. 



It was suggested that it would also be appropriate for 
the Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy to have a more 
detailed presentation on the Center's academic programs; and for 
the Committee on Long-Range Planning to review the proposal with- 
in the context of the long-range plan for UM/Boston. 

Trustee Troy indicated that the Committee on Faculty 
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of library materials from Bernard J. Brent to the Palliative 
Care Service at UM/Worcester . Dr. Krantz, Chief of the Palliative 
Care Service had made these materials available to students, doc- 
tors, patients and their families by placing them in an accessibly 
room which, it was proposed, is to be named the Dr. Bernard J. 
Brent Cancer Education Library . The Committee on Buildings and 
Grounds also expressed their thanks for Dr. Brent's generosity 
and, upon motion made and seconded, 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the naming of a room at the Medical Center, the 
Doctor Bernard J. Brent Cancer Education Library. 

At approximately 12:00 noon the joint meeting was ad- 
journed. The Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy con- 
vened and moved to go into Executive Session to discuss the 
Tenure Appeal Petition of Professor Janet Kohen — UM/Boston. 

Chairman Troy, Trustees Burack, Breyer and Popko voted 
to enter Executive Session as did President Knapp and Mr. Colby; 
Trustee Morgenthau was not present. 

At approximately 12:15 p.m. the Committee voted to come 
out of Executive Session; it was further moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To ask the President to review the tenure file 
of Janet Kohen and to make a recommendation to 
the Committee on the issue of the inclusion in 
her dossier of a disputed departmental document; 
to ask the President to express his views on the 
issue of consultation with the Department by the 
College Committee and the Dean; to seek clarifica- 
tion from the Chancellor on the question of private 
discussions affecting her decisions; and to review 
Professor Kohen 's allegations of the introduction 
of unfair and uncustomary criteria. 

There being no further business the Committee adjourned 
at 12:17 p.m. 



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Bernard J. 
Brent Cancer 
Education 
Library 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF 
TRUSTEE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

April 4, 1979; 1:00 p.m. 
Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Healey, President Knapp ; 
Trustees Burack, Breyer , Dennis, Kassler, Marks, Shearer, and Troy; 
Treasurer Brand; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, 
recorder 

Absent Committee Member : Trustee Crain 

Other Trustees: Trustee Cross, Donlan, Krumsiek, McNeil, Popko, 
Robertson, Romer, Sawtelle, Tyson; Ms. Owens representing Trustee 
Okin; Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop ; Mr. LaVoice, Trustee- 
elect 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President 

UM/Boston : Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance and Hospital Director 

Chairman Healey called the meeting to order at 1:20 p.m 
He asked President Knapp to introduce the two Personnel Actions 
before the Committee. 



The first proposed personnel action was that the Execu- 
tive Committee recommend to the Board the appointment of Dr. Helen Personnel 
Padykula as Professor of Anatomy with tenure and Chairman of the Action on 
Department at UM/Worcester , as detailed in Personnel Action Dr. Helen 
(Doc. T79-013) . Professor Padykula is a world authority on serveiralPadykula 






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aspects of anatomy. She is currently Professor of Biology at 
Wellesley and previously Associate Professor of Anatomy at Harvard. 
Dr. Padykula was selected after a national search and has received 
the unanimous approval of the Executive Committee of the Faculty. 
She would be the first woman Chairperson at the Medical School. 
The Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy had enthusiastically 
voted to recommend that she be awarded tenure. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve the 
Personnel Action set forth in Doc. T79-013. 



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The second action was that Dr. Robert E. Tranquada be 
recommended by the Executive Committee to the Board for appoint- 
ment to the positions of Chancellor of the University of Massa- 
chusetts/Worcester, Dean of the Medical School, and Professor in 
the departments of Medicine and Family and Community Medicine with 
tenure, as detailed in Personnel Action (Doc. T79-020) . 

President Knapp briefly outlined the search process. 
The committee had reviewed the vitae of 200 candidates, 80 of whcjm 
had been active applicants for the position. Of these, ten had 
been either women or minority candidates. The Search Committee 
narrowed the list to nine candidates, all of whom visited the Medi- 
cal Center and spoke with the President. The Search Committee, 
after these visits, narrowed the list to two who were recommendec 
to the President. These two individuals were interviewed by the 
Board Oversight Committee. 

Dr. Tranquada has an eminent background as a researcher 
scholar and teacher. He is presently Associate Dean for Post- 
graduate and Regional Medical Education at the University of Cali 
fornia at Los Angeles (UCLA); Dr. Tranquada is responsible for all 
resident programs at the affiliated hospitals in that region. 

Prior to coming to UCLA, Tranquada was on the faculty df 
the University of Southern California, where he pursued his research 
interest in diabetes and metabolic diseases. Dr. Tranquada was sjeen 
as a leading candidate by the UM/Worcester faculty and is dedicated 
to the primary care mission of the Medical School. 

The Committee on Budget and Finance earlier in the day 
had discussed a compensation package for the position composed of 
four parts: salary, housing and other perquisites, Group Practice 
related fringe benefits, and retirement. President Knapp reviewed 
the various components of the package. Trustee Dennis reported 
that the Committee on Budget and Finance had recommended approval! 
of the package proposed by the President. Discussion ensued witt 
regard to the various components, the level of medical salaries 
in general and the problems of equity this presents when setting 
salary levels for the other two campuses. However, it was agreec 
that the level of current medical salaries must be met to obtain 
qualified medical personnel. 

President Knapp then expressed his appreciation to Karl 
Hittelman, Staff Director for the Search, and to Dr. Susan 
Smith, Chairman of the Search Committee, and to all members of ttje 
Committee for their efforts. 

On motion made and seconded, it was then 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the Personnel Action set forth in Doc. T79-020, 



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appointing Dr. Robert E. Tranquada Chancellor 
of the University of Massachusetts at Worcester 
and Dean of the Medical School. Further, to rec- 
ommend that the Board of Trustees approve the 
compensation package as proposed by the President. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF 
TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 

Wednesday, April 4, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Twelfth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Trustee Dennis, Acting Chairman; 
President Knapp; Trustees Breyer and Krumsiek; Treasurer Brand; 
Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member : Chairman Crain 

Other Trustees : Trustee Tyson, Trustee-elect LaVoice 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Stine, Assistant Vice President; Mr. Meehan, Senior Consultant 

UM/ Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance 

UM/Boston : Mr. Riccards , Dean of the College of Arts and 
Sciences; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance; Mr. Tubbs , Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance and Hospital Director 

In the absence of Chairman Crain, the meeting was con- 
vened at 10:12 a.m. by Trustee Dennis, Acting Chairman. The Com- 
mittee on Student Affairs had previously discussed FY80 Student 
Fees — UM/Boston (Doc. T79-018) and had recommended approval by 
the Committee on Budget and Finance. The proposed fee increases 
are as follows : 

— Mandatory fee increase of $12 ($6 in the Health Services 
Fee and $6 in the Student Activities Fee) , to cover salary 
adjustments and inflationary costs 

— An increase of $5 in the Commencement Fee to cover addi- 
tional personnel costs for changing Commencement to Sunday 
and for expanded placement services 

— An increase of $5/credit hour in the Summer School Fee, to 
bring it in line with fees charged at UM/ Amherst 

— An increase of $350 in the Year of Study in France program 

— A new optional fee of $16 for the Yearbook 



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Institute for 

Governmental 

Services 

Fund Transfers 

(Doc. T79-021) 



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Transfer of 

Funds 

(Doc. T79-022) 



Trust Fund 

Interest 

Insurance 

Reserve 

Fund 

Transfers 

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Mr. Tubbs explained that the increase in the Student 
Activities Fee had been approved unanimously by the campus Stu- 
dent Activities Committee. However, an earlier non-binding stu- 
dent referendum had opposed the increase and Trustee 0' Sullivan 
had expressed concern at the Student Affairs meeting that the in- 
crease had not been widely publicized on campus. The Student 
Affairs Committee had requested that this oversight be corrected, 
and a letter had since gone out to the majority of the student 
body explaining the reasons for the increase. At the time of 
the meeting there had been no student reaciotn to the letter. 



On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the FY80 student fee increases at UM/Boston as 
set forth in Doc. T79-018. 

A Transfer of Funds among Subsidiary Accounts for 
Institute for Governmental Services was considered. A delay in 
establishing two programs for training of incoming administrative! 
personnel in the new state administration had made available 
lapsed salary money which could be better utilized by purchasing 
equipment for use in running the programs. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the subsidiary account transfers as detailed in 
Doc. T79-021. 

A Transfer of Funds among Subsidiary Accounts for UM/ 
Amherst is necessary to move certain 03 employees to 02 money. 
These employees had petitioned the court for a change in their 
status, and the settlement required that they be transferred to 
the 02 salary account retroactively to July 1, 1979. An addi- 
tional transfer will be necessary at a later date to cover the 
cost of fringe benefits that would accrue from the change in 
funding. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the subsidiary account transfers as detailed in 
Doc. T79-022. 

An administrative decision to move most insurance pay- 
ments to July 1, so that they could be paid with state funds, 
makes the premium payment scheduled for April unnecessary. There- 
fore, the $70,000 in the Trust Fund Interest Insurance Reserve 
is not required, and it is proposed that this money be reallocate 
to the campuses. Chiarman Dennis asked that the Trustees receive 
information as soon as possible as to how these funds would be 
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VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the Trust Fund Interest Reserve transfers as de- 
tailed in Doc. T79-023. 

The John F. Kennedy Scholarship In Memory of John B. 
Crimmins had been tabled at the last meeting of the Committee 
because of minor working problems. These problems have been re- 
solved so that an endowment fund for this scholarship can now be 
established. Therefore, upon motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 

the establishment of the "John F. Kennedy Scholar- 
ship In Memory of John B. Crimmins" fund as an 
endowment fund of the University of Massachusetts 
in the principal amount of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000) received from the Kennedy family, sub- 
ject to the following provisions: that the 
initial gift and subsequent contributions be 
classified as restricted gifts to the University; 
that the principal be invested and reinvested by 
the Trustees of the University of Massachusetts 
in an interest-earning account at a local trust 
or similar banking institution in South Boston; 
that the annual income earned thereon during the 
preceding fiscal year be available to provide 
tuition assistance to a resident of South Boston 
who had been admitted to the freshman class at 
the University of Massachusetts at Boston; that 
unused income remaining after the annual award 
had been made shall be allowed to accumulate in 
the income account to ensure adequate funding of 
the scholarship during the next fiscal year and 
thereafter any unused amount may be added to the 
principal of the fund at the direction of the 
treasurer of the University; that the recipient 
shall be chosen by a scholarship committee which 
shall be comprised of members to be selected by 
the donors ; and , that in making the award the com- 
mittee consider the following factors; scholastic 
achievement, extra-curricular activities, contribu- 
tion to the school and neighborhood community and 
the needs of the respective nominees. 



Mr. Meehan presented a report on Energy Conservation on 
the campuses. The success of the programs on each campus varies 
as a result of a number of factors, including the cost of the 
types of fuels, increased use of space due to growth, the sophis- 
tication of the supervisory data systems in place, and the degree 
of energy use monitoring. At UM/Amherst various studies are under- 
way to determine the most desirable fuel to meet future energy 
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of John F. 
Kennedy 
Scholarship 
In Memory of 
John B. 
Crimmins 



Energy 
Conservation 



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UM/Worcester — 

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made to the highly sophisticated system at UM/Boston and to the 
boiler and supervisory data systems at UM/Worcester. Mr. 
Meehan suggests that building complexes with high energy costs, 
such as the campuses, should have one person who is directly re- 
sponsible for energy conservation. Because of the complicated 
energy system at UM/Worcester, he said, it is important that a 
master study be initiated immediately on energy use. 

At the conclusion of Mr. Meehan' s report, it was noted 
that the matter of energy conservation would be on the agenda on 
the Committee on Buildings and Grounds prior to the presentation 
of recommendations for energy conservation to the full Board. 

Mr. Bice reported that mandatory FY80 Student Fees — UM/ 
Worcester totalled $136 for students without dependents. The 
specific fees were a Health Fee of $100 (with an additional $75 
for dependents), a $20 Equipment Fee, an Identification Card Fee 
of $1 and a $15 fee for Student Services. No increases were 
proposed. 

The last item of agenda was the matter of the Chancellor's 
Compensation — UM/Worcester. President Knapp said that he is 
pleased with the proposed appointment of Dr. Robert E. Tranquada 
as Chancellor /Dean of the Medical School. Dr. Tranquada 's cre- 
dentials as an academician and administrator are excellent. He | 
is the first choice of the Search Committee and of the faculty. 
The compensation package for the Chancellor consists of four parts: 
a salary of $60,000; benefits, including a housing allowance of 
$300 and other perquisites; Group Practice related fringe bene- 
fits; and retirement. The salary is at the mid-point of the 
salary range established by the Board for the position in 1975 
and is below the mean of American Medical schools. Since state 
law now limits the amount of retirement, state retirement will 
be supplemented by the Group Practice fringe benefit plan. 



Discussion of the various components of the compensa- 
tion package ensued. Alternatives to the package were suggested 
but after deliberation, it was agreed that the proposed package 
was in line with compensation elsewhere for chief executives of 
medical schools and was acceptable to the Committee. On motion 
made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the compensation package for Dr. Robert E. 
Tranquada as proposed by the President. 



The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 a.m. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



April 4, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 
Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Trustees and Trustee Staff: Chairman Healey, President Knapp 



Trustees Breyer, Burack, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, Kassler, Krumsiek 
Marks, McNeil, Popko, Robertson, Romer, Sawtelle, Shearer, Troy 
and Tyson; Mr. Lenhardt, representing Trustee Frechette; Ms. 
Clausen, representing Trustee King; Ms. Owens, representing 
Trustee Okin; Mr. Colby, representing Trustee Winthrop; Trustee- 
elect LaVoice; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Kurd, Administrative Secre- 
tary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Trustees: Trustees Anrig, Crain and Morgenthau 



University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Searson, Gen- 
eral Counsel; Ms. Veith, Assistant Vice President for Labor Re- 
lations 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Bromery; Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for 



Academic Affairs and Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance 

UM/Boston : Mr. Riccards, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance and Hospital Director; Mr. Smith, Pro- 
vost; Mr. Thompson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Rela- 
tions, Planning and Development; Mr. Hittelman, Staff Director, 
UM/Worcester Chancellor's Search Committee 



Healey. 



The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Chairman 



On motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To approve the minutes of the February 7, 1979, 

and March 7, 1979, meetings of the Board of Trustees, 

Chairman Healey announced with regret that Trustee 
McNulty had resigned from the Board effective April 1. She had 
accepted a position as Director of Alumni Affairs at American 
International College and believed that her new position might 
present a conflict of interest with her duties as a Trustee. He 



Approval 
of Minutes 
of Prior 
Meetings 

Chairman ' s 
Comments 



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Report of 
Executive 
Committee 

UM/Worcester — 
Personnel 
Action on 
Dr. Helen 
Padykula 
(Doc. T79-013) 

UM/Worcester — 
Personnel 
Action Ap- 
pointing Dr. 
Robert E. 
Tranquada 
Chancellor 
and Dean 
of the Medical; 
School 
(Doc. T79-020) 



President's 
Comments 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

welcomed Nancy Cross to her first Board meeting as the student 
Trustee from UM/Boston and introduced Richard LaVoice, the stu- 
dent Trustee-elect from UM/Amherst, succeeding Herb Tyson. Chair- 
man Healey expressed the Board's appreciation for Herb Tyson's 
contributions to the Board. 



Chairman Healey reported that the Board Chairmen and 
chief executive officers of the segments of public higher educa- 
tion had met with the Board of Higher Education to discuss the 
organizational structure of public higher education in the Commonf 
wealth. The Board's Committee on Long-Range Planning will monitojb 
these activities, and the Board will be kept informed of develop- 
ments. 

The Executive Committee had just met, continued Chair- 
man Healey, and had two recommendations: a personnel action for 
Dr. Helen Padykula, Professor of Anatomy and Chairman of the De- 
partment at UM/Worcester ; and the appointment of Dr. Robert E. 
Tranquada as Chancellor of UM/Worcester and Dean of the Medical 
School. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the Personnel Action set forth in 
Doc. T79-013; 

and further 

VOTED : To approve the Personnel Action set forth in 

Doc. T79-020, appointing Dr. Robert E. Tranquada 
Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at 
Worcester and Dean of the Medical School. Fur- 
ther to approve the compensation package as pro- 
posed by the President. 

President Knapp introduced Dr. Tranquada, who expressed 
his pleasure at being invited to join the University and his en- 
thusiasm for the Medical School's mission. 

On behalf of the Board, Chairman Healey thanked Dr. 
Goodman for his valuable service as acting Chancellor. The Board 
also recognized Karl Hittelman, Staff Director, and Dr. Susan 
Smith, Chairperson of the UM/Worcester Chancellor's Search Commit-- 
tee for their outstanding work throughout the search process. 

President Knapp stated that the Chancellor's searches 
at UM/Amherst and UM/Boston were in the final stages; it is hoped 
that candidates for at least one, if not both, of these positions 
can be presented to the Board in May. Candidates are also being 
interviewed for the position of Vice President for University 
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The final reports of the New England Association of 
Schools and Colleges' visiting committee have been received by 
UM/ Amherst and UM/Boston. The consequences of the release of 
these confidential reports to the media had been unfortunate sinc£ 
the negative tone had caused a great deal of anxiety to students, 
parents and potential students. Contrary to the report in the 
media, the overall report had been positive. 

President Knapp briefly reviewed pending legislation. 
He announced that budget hearings are tentatively scheduled for 
April 17. 

He announced that on April 11, the Committee on Long- 
Range Planning, will consider a long-range plan prepared by the 
Boston campus, the status of reorganization efforts for public 
higher education, and proposed legislation with regard to the 
New England of Optometry. 

The Trustees expressed concern that they were not aware 
of pending legislation affecting the University. The need to 
keep parents and students informed was also discussed. It was 
noted that legislators sometimes interpreted silence on the part 
of the University as both knowledge and approval of proposed 
legislation. Trustee Shearer said that the Student Affairs Com- 
mittee had arranged a briefing session on pending legislation 
with Mr. Cass and invited other members to come. 

Chancellor Bromery reported that the UM/ Amherst School 
of Education had recently held a series of very well-attended 
seminars. The Governor was invited, and at the last minute did 
not come because of a statement in the Press had suggested he 
would not be welcomed by the students. This was not the case — 
the students had planned to make the Governor aware of their con- 
cerns in a responsible manner. Ms. Clausen said she had represen 
the Governor and found it a worthwhile experience. She hoped that, 
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Chanceller Bromery announced that the W.E.B. DeBois 
papers are nearly all catalogued. It is hoped that a dedication 
can take place in the summer in conjunction with a series of 
seminars. 

Dean Riccards, representing Chancellor Van Ummersen, re- 
ported that the Dorchester Exhibit is continuing at the UM/Boston 
Library. The ethnic heritage lecture series is also continuing 
as part of the extended-day enrichment program. The spring arts 
festival will be held April 29. 

Chancellor Goodman said that in mid-March students 
learned where they had been accepted to continue their post-gradu, 



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Chancellor's 
Comments 



UM/Boston — 
Comments by 
Dean Riccards 



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UM/Worcester— 
Chancellor ' s 
Comments 



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Report of Com- 
mittee on 
Faculty and 
Educational 
Policy 

UM/Boston — 

Accreditation 

Report 

UM/Amherst — 
Student Ex- 
change with 
the University 
of Puerto Rico 

UM/Worcester — 
Appointments 
with Tenure 

Dr. Helen 
Padykula as 
Professor of 
Anatomy 
(Doc. T79-012) 

Dr. Geraldine 
Gauthier as 
Professor of 
Anatomy 
(Doc. T79-015) 

Dr. Harold 
Wilkinson 
as Professor 
of Neurosurgery 
(Doc. T79-014) 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

medical training. Of the 98 UM/Worcester graduates, 35 had been 
granted their first choice; 38 had received their second through 
fourth choices. Of these placements 23 are in the Worcester area 
23 in other Massachusetts hospitals. Seventy-five percent of the 
graduates will continue their training in primary care areas. 

Chancellor Goodman noted that on April 18 there will be 
a one-hour special on Channel 5 entitled "Just Hold My Hand," 
most of which was filmed in the UM/Worcester Teaching Hospital's 
palliative care unit. This program, he said, will be syndicated 
and shown across the country. 

Chairman Healey asked for the reports of the standing 
committees. Trustee Troy reported that the Committee on Faculty 
and Educational Policy had met on March 21, at which time Chancel- 
lor Van Ummersen had analyzed the Accreditation Report — UM/Boston 
Trustee Troy presented a thorough summary of the report and elo- 
quently expressed the Trustees' concern about the irresponsible 
newspaper account of the document. Trustee Troy's remarks on 
this matter are appended to these minutes. 

The Committee, continued Trustee Troy, heard a report 
of a proposed Student Exchange with the University of Puerto Rico 
— UM/Amherst. 

The Committee had discussed four excellent Appointments 
with Tenure — UM/Worcester and recommended favorable action on 
each. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To concur in the appointment of Helen Padykula 
by the President as Professor of Anatomy with 
tenure at the University of Massachusetts at 
Worcester as set forth in Doc. T79-012; 



and 



and 



VOTED ; To concur with the appointment by the President 

of Geraldine Gauthier as Professor of Anatomy with 
tenure at the University of Massachusetts at 
Worcester, as set forth in Doc. T79-015; 



VOTED : To concur in the award of tenure by the 

President to Harold Wilkinson as Professor 
of Neurosurgery at the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Worcester, as set forth in Doc, 
T79-014; 



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and 



VOTED: To concur in the appointment by the President 
of Philip Townes as Professor of Pediatrics 
with tenure at the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester as set forth in Doc. T79-016. 

The Committee discussed Academic Personnel Policy — UM/ 
Worcester. Two policy recommendations were made: (1) that a 
nontenure track system be established for faculty members who 
could not devote the bulk of their time to traditional academic 
pursuits; and (2) that the probationary period before the award 
of tenure be extended. After lengthy discussion the Committee 
endorsed the former recommendation but did not endorse the latter 

The Committee recommended acceptance of a generous Gift 



fromTJ'r. ''Bernard J. Brent to Palliative Care Service — UM/Worceste : 
of a Targe "^collection of 'bboks , journals "a:hd "ar tic T§& "d e J al ing " wl 1 1 
cancer. ~ On motion made and secbnded, it Was Bn " J •" 



UOX3J.1Z. 



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VOTED : To accept with gratitude the gift of library 
materials from Dr. Bernard J. Brent to the 
Palliative Care Service at the University of 
Massachusetts Teaching Hospital. 

Trustee Troy said that at a joint meeting with the Com- 
mittee on Buildings and Grounds earlier in the day, it was recom- 
mended that the Board approve a further action related to this 
gift, that the room in which the collection would be kept be 
named for Dr. Brent. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the naming of a room at the Medical 
Center the Dr. Bernard J. Brent Cancer Educa- 
tion Library. 

The Committee reviewed the January Graduation Lists — 



UM/Boston and recommended approval by the Board, 
and seconded, it was 



On motion made 



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VOTED : To approve the preliminary graduation lists at 
the University of Massachusetts at Boston 
(Doc. T79-017) subject to the completion of all 
requirements as certified by the Recorder of the 
campus. 



The Committee had also discussed a tenure appeal and 
had asked the President to review the file and made a recommenda- 
tion to the Committee. 

The Committee met again on April 4, at which time it 
discussed Appointment with Tenure — UM/Worcester and recommended 



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Dr. Philip 


Townes as 


Professor of 


Pediatrics 


(Doc. T79-016) 



UM/Worcester — 
Academic Per- 
sonnel Policy 



UM/Worcester — 
Gift from 
Dr. Bernard J. 
Brent to Pal- 
liative Care 
Service 



UM/Worcester — 
Naming of 
Room the Dr. 
Bernard J. 
Brent Cancer 
Education 
Library 



UM/Boston — 

January 

Graduation 

Lists 

(Doc. T79-017) 



UM/Worcester— 
Appointment 
with Tenure 



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Robert E. 
Tranquada 
as Professor 
of Medicine 
and Professor 
of Family and 
Community 
Medicine 



Report of 
Joint Meeting 
of Committees 
on B&G and 
F&EP 



Report of Com- 
mittee on 
Student 
Affairs 



Graduate 
Student Out- 
of-State 
Tuition 
Increase 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

that the Board concur in the award of tenure to Dr. Tranquada. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To concur in the appointment by the President 
of Robert E. Tranquada as Professor of Medi- 
cine with tenure and Professor of Family and 
Community Medicine with Tenure at the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts at Worcester. 

The. Committee discussed a tenure appeal in executive 
session and requested .that the President review this case .and 
make a -recommendation to the Committee. 

Trustee Troy, at the conclusion of his report for the 
Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy, reported on the 
Joint Meeting of the Committees on Buildings and Grounds and Fa- 
culty and Educational Policy. The Committees had discussed 
Legislation for the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and the 



Armenian Genocide which would convey land at Columbia Point to 
the Center. The Committees requested that the President ask that 
the legislation be tabled until the University could study the 
proposal with respect to its effect on the long term development 
plan for Columbia Point and to possible academic collaboration 
with the University. 

Trustee Shearer reported that the Committee on Student 
Affairs had met on March 28. The Committee recommended that the 
Committee on Budget and Finance approve the FY80 Proposed Student 



Fees — UM/Boston as recommended by the campus and the President. 
There was agreement on the proposed increases except for the Stu- 
dent Activities Fee. Trustee 1 Sullivan was concerned that this 
increase had not been widely publicized on campus and had, in 
fact, been opposed by a nonbinding referendum vote. The Committe 
had felt, however, that the increase was necessary to maintain th^ 
reasons behind the increase be publicized on campus prior to the 
meeting of the full Board. 

The Committee had considered Graduate Student Out-of- 
State Tuition and recommended a $600/year step increase over a 
three-year period in order to keep graduate tuition in line with 
undergraduate tuition. Representatives of the UM/Amherst graduat 
student body had spoken against the increase. At the request of 
Chairman Healey, President Knapp reviewed the status of legisla- 
tion introduced to repeal the mandated increase, which has been 
reported out of the joint Education Committee favorably and is 
now in Ways and Means. 

Chairman Healey recognized Gordon Pavy, Graduate Student 
Representative from UM/Amherst to the Board, who read a prepared 



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statement, outlining the effect of the proposed tuition increase 
on currently-enrolled students. Mr. Bill Lesch, a graduate stu- 
dent, supplemented Mr. Pavy's remarks with statistics on the ef- 
fect the increase would have on the number of assistantships in 
the various departments. 

Discussion ensued about possible alternatives to a tui- 
tion increase, the use of tuition waivers, and the possibility 
of delaying the increase. Trustee Kassler proposed to amend the 
recommended, vote by adding the following statement: 

"That the Administration be directed to aid and assist 
all graduate students to such extent and in such 
fashion to insure that such students may continue 
in their current programs." 

The inclusion of the amendment was discussed. It was 
the sense of the meeting that the University would do all it 
could to alleviate the ircpact of a tuition increase, and it was 
not necessary to include such a statement in the vote. Trustee 
Kassler agreed to withdraw his proposed amendment and on motion 
made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To establish tuition charged to all non-resident 
graduate students at the following rates: 

Academic Year 1979-1980 

$2,150 per year; $1,075 per semester 

Academic Year 1980-1981 

$2,750 per year; $1, 375 per semester 

Academic Year 1981-1982 

$3,350 per year; $1,675 per semester 

Trustees Breyer and McNeil voted in opposition to the tuition 
increase. 

Trustee Shearer reported that the Committee on Student 
Affairs had also discussed a proposed Residence Hall Contract — 
UM/ Amherst, which had been developed by a committee of students 
and staff. This document is meant to serve as a formal agreement 
between the student and the University, stipulating the rights 
and responsibilities of each. After further review on campus, 
the contract will be brought before the Committee for final ap- 
proval. 

The Committee also considered the proposed Massachusett 



Student Assistance Authority (S203) , which would reorganize and 
consolidate existing state and federal student loan and scholar- 
ship programs within the Commonwealth. The Committee had agreed 



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UM/Amherst — 
Residence 
Hall 
Contract 



Massachusetts 

Student 

Assistance 

Authority 

(S203) 



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Report of 
Committee 
on Budget 
and Finance 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

that the concept was good, but had expressed concern with regard 
to the implementation and operation of the plan. It had sug- 
gested that the Commission on Reorganization be requested to. ; i 
establish a task force to study the proposal .within the context 
of the reorganization of public higher education. 

In the absence of Trustee Crain, Trustee Dennis reported 
for the Committee on Budget and Finance. The Committee had met 
that morning and considered FY80 Student Fees — UM/Boston (Doc. 
T79-018) and had concurred in the recommendation of the Student 
Affairs Committee. 

On motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To approve the FY80 student fee increases at UM/ 
Boston as set forth in Doc. T79-018. 



UM/Boston — 

FY80 Student 

Fee Increases 

(Doc. T79-018); Trustee Cross voted against the fee increase. 



IGS Transfer 



The Committee considered a Transfer of Funds among 

Subsidiary Accounts for Institute for Governmental Services (Doc, 

of Funds „,__ ttttvn — - — ; ; — ; 5 ~ : ; ; , , 

/,t> m7n r>oiv T79-021) and recommended approval. On motion made and seconded, 
(Doc? T79-021) rr ' 

it was 



VOTED : To approve the subsidiary account transfers as 
detailed in Doc. T79-021. 

A Transfer of Funds among Subsidiary Acounts — UM/Amhers 
(Doc. T79-022) had also been considered and approval was recom- 
mended. On motion made and seconded, it was 



UM/ Amherst — 

Transfer of 

Funds 

(Doc. T79-022) 



Reallocation 

of Trust 

Fund Interest 

Insurance 

Reserve 

(Doc. T79-023) 



UM/Boston — 
Establish- 
ment of John 
F . Kennedy 
Scholarship 
In Memory of 
John B. 
Crimmins 



VOTED : To approve the subsidiary account transfer as 
detailed in Doc. T79-022. 

The Trust Fund Interest Insurance Reserve would not be 
required and it was proposed that the money in this reserve ac- 
count be reallocated to the campuses. The Committee has asked 
to be informed as early as possible as to how this money would be 



used by the campuses. 
VOTED : 



On motion made and seconded, it was 



To approve the Trust Fund Interest Reserve 
transfers as detailed in Doc. T79-023. 



The Committee had discussed the John F. Kennedy Scholar 
ship In Memory of John B. Crimmins , which had been tabled at the 
last meeting. Problems with the wording of the terms of the 
scholarship had been resolved, and the Committee recommended ap- 



proval. 



On motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To establish the "John F. Kennedy Scholarship In 
Memory of John B. Crimmins" fund as an endowment 
fund of the University of Massachusetts in the 



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principal amount of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000) received from the Kennedy family, 
subject to the following provisions: that 
the initial gift and subsequent contribu- 
tions be classified as restricted gifts to 
the University; that the principal be in- 
vested and reinvested by the Trustees of 
the University of Massachusetts in an 
interest-earning account at a local trust 
or similar banking institution in South 
Boston; that the annual income earned thereon 
during the preceding fiscal year be avail- 
able to provide tuition assistance to a 
resident of South Boston who had been ad- 
mitted to the freshman class at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at Boston; that 
unused income remaining after the annual 
award has been made shall be allowed to ac- 
cumulate in the income account to ensure 
adequate funding of the scholarship during 
the next fiscal year and thereafter any 
unused amount may be added to the principal 
of the fund at the direction of the Treasurer 
of the University; that the recipient shall 
be chosen by a scholarship committee which 
shall be comprised of members to be selected 
by the donors; and, that in making the 
award the committee shall consider the fol- 
lowing factors: scholastic achievement, 
extra-curricular activities, contribution 
to the school and neighborhood community 
and the needs of the respective nominees. 

The Committee was presented an informative report on 
Energy Conservation by Mr. Meehan. The Committee on Buildings 
and Grounds will also be considering this matter and it is hoped 
that specific recommendations will be presented by the Committee 
to the Board. 

Chairman Healey asked for the Report of the Delegate 
to the Board of Higher Education. Trustee Marks reported that 
the Board of Higher Education had addressed the Governor's pro- 
posed budget for public higher education which, except for the 
community colleges, was substantially below the requests sub- 
mitted by the segments. The Board of Higher Education will be 
working with the Legislature to attempt to obtain an increased 
level of support. Also discussed were two other issues related 
to the budget, the reorganization of public higher education in 
order to make more efficient use of available resources, and a 
proposed formula for deriving tuition. The proposed formula, 
said Trustee Marks, would have an adverse impact on the Univer- 
sity and on the community colleges and would give students a 



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Energy Con- 
servation 



Report of 
Delegate to 
BHE 



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vested interest in low budgets. No action had been taken on 
this matter at the Board of Higher Education. 

President Knapp announced that following the meeting 
there would be a reception for Trustees and members of the fac- 
ulty from UM/Boston. There being no further business, the 
meeting was adjourned at 4:48 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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Report Presented to the Board of Trustees at their Meeting on April 4 

1979 
Written by Frederick S. Troy, Chairman of the Committee on Faculty and 

Educational Policy 



The Committee met on March 21. Our most important sub- 
ject for discussion was an analysis of the Accreditation Report on 
U. Mass Boston given by Chancellor Van Ummersen. As you know, the 
campus was visited and studied by an Evaluation Team representing 
the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New 
England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Report was based 
upon a study of the Campuses' own self-evaluation report as wel] as a 
visit to the campus between Ocotober 15 and 18. The Report is de- 
scribed by Dean Petersen, Chairman of the group and author of the 
Report, as "a confidential document prepared as an educational 
service for the benefit of the institution." 

Dr. Van Ummersen, like President Knapp and all the rest 
of us within the University who have read this Report, was both 
pleased and encouraged by the visitors' evaluation of the 
Harbor Campus. Near the beginning of the Report, after reviewing 
the early phases, going back to 1965, when the campus planned to 
develop a 6-college campus of 15,000 students with a large graduate 
component and then describing how through complex events the Univer- 
sity felt compelled to cut back and radically alter those early plans, 
the Report states, "Nevertheless, despite non-realization of projected 
growth, U.Mass Boston is today a busy, thriving institution. It 
is, as a matter of fact, better than its internal and external 
image. Its potential is great; its achievements are substantial; 
and its problems and needs are not unmanageable." That quotation 
marks the general tone and temper and attitude of the Report as a 
whole. Let me repeat one sentence: The Harbor Campus "is, as a 



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matter of fact, better than its internal and external image." I 
might comment that in the age of public relations when every effort 
is made to paint persons and institutions as better than they are, 
the University at Boston has the unique distinction of being bet- 
ter than it appears. And if one had to choose, this is what one 
would prefer. But I think we should all remember the Biblical in- 
junction not to hide our light under a bushel - so perhaps we do 
need to improve our public relations and develop a better public 
image at the Harbor campus! 

The authors of the Report speak highly of the quality of 
the faculty, indeed, this is a recurring theme throughout.; they are also 
much impressed by the satisfaction of the students with the quality 
of the education they are receiving; they find the physical plant 
more than adequate; they praise the excellence of the library and 
many other aspects of the institution. 

The Report found great merit in the self-study which the 
campus provided in preparation for the visiting team and it agrees 
with the campus analysis of its most serious problems. Among these 
are (1) the need for a sharper over-all sense of its central missons 
and goals as an urban university, by which they mean being far more 
rigorously selective in establishing priorities and directions, 
(2) the need for greater cooperation and even integration among 
the three colleges, which they feel to be somewhat fragmented units 
rather than parts of a unified whole. On this matter, the Chancel- 
lor and others feel that the visiting committee ignored the fact 
that the College of Arts and Sciences provides all the liberal arts 
work for the College of Professional Studies - which amounts to 

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about 50 percent of their total curriculum - so there is, of course, a 
I real meshing of curriculum needs between those two colleges; (3) the 

Report strongly underscores the need to address the problem of cam- 
pus governance, especially the organization of the Campus Assembly 
and its relationship to the three college senates. I quote: "...the 
Assembly has an unimpressive history and a negative image on campus." 
The implication is that a kind of Gresham's law is at work here, with 
many of the best faculty withdrawing from the forum. And those of 
us who know a little about the governance situation at U. Mass Boston 
would agree with that judgment. 

As I said earlier, the Report gives high marks to the faculties 
of all three colleges. Of the largest college - Arts and Sciences - it 
states, "The faculty are well credentialed. The academic program is 
\ solid if somewhat traditional. Academic offerings represent a well 

planned spectrum of quality, depth and breadth." The Report notes 
the need for a "greater congruence between faculty aims and student 
needs and abilities," though it does not dwell upon that point; instead, 
it underscores the campus effort to address the problem through a new 
core curriculum requirement for the fall of 1979 and a new skills 
instruction program, involving remedial strategies to compensate for 
poor preparation on the part of some of the students. The Report 
gives strong commendation to work currently being done in remedial 
areas, particularly in English and Math, those two very basic tools 
of learning. 

The College of Professional Studies is given very high 
marks, and the general assessment of the college of Professional 
and Community Service is most encouraging. 



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The Report says, "U. Mass Boston is fortunate to have a 
highly qualified faculty"; their vitae "are impressive and indicate 
sound scholarship and extensive experience." Some qualified doubts 
were expressed about low faculty morale, which they say may be due 
to economic conditions, i.e., the impact of inflation upon salaries, 
the failure of the campus to move forward in graduate work as was 
originally planned, ana to some extent to the partial failure of 
the campus to form a clearer understanding and a consensus about 
its central mission and goals. Faculty-student relationships are 
seen as very satisfactory. "In general, students state that 
faculty members are interested in them and are willing to be of 
assistance," though some students feel that the advisory program 
needs to be strengthened, and many students feel strongly 
the want of some type of center for student activities, for recreation 
and the normal amenities of college life. They would like a student 
union or Center, and that is, of course, a very important need on 
a commuter campus . 

The section on graduate study is mainly descriptive and 
generally in agreement with campus thinking on that subject as I 
have described that to you in my reports over the past couple of 
years. I think, with Chancellor Van Ummersen, that we would have 
to disagree with one comment of the Report, that we need "more 
adequate research facilities." Actually, since the facilities 
were planned for Ph.D. programs that were never realized — facilities 
that have been very carefully maintained - they are more than ade- 
quate for graduate development, particularly in the sciences, for many, 
many years to come. But, as I said, the Report agrees with campus 

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conclusions that graduate studies at U. Mass Boston should be 
tied to the demonstrable needs of the students in the Boston area, 
particularly career needs, and also develop programs not offered 
by surrounding institutions. 

The Report also noted recent improvements in the Admissions 
Office and an effective relationship between that office and other 
components of the campus. The Media Center was given very high 
marks for the excellence of its personnel and equipment as well 
as for the quality of its achievements. 

To summarize, let me quote from the conclusion of the Report 
"The University of Massachusetts at Boston is a good urban univer- 
sity. It has many assets. It has good physical facilities, adequate 
space, good parking, easy access - all of which are important to a 
commuter campus. It has a highly qualified faculty, and, in general, 
a high level academic program. It offers academic diversity through 
(1) a strong liberal arts program, (2) a professional emphasis, and 
(3) a nationally recognized innovative competency-based program. 
Its library is commendable; its student body is loyal and supportive." 

I think our Committee agreed that the Report underscores 
some matters that must be addressed as soon as possible. First, the 
problem of stable administrative leadership on the campus on several 
levels, from the Chancellorship down to the deanships. The 
Chancellorship problem, of course, we are addressing now through a 
search for someone to fill that position. Secondly, I think we 
need to address the problem of campus governance and make sure 
that important changes in that area are made promptly. Also with 
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even more so because its timing, whatever its motivation, was in 
effect both cruel and mischievous to those high school students and 
others who are out there thinking of attending the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston. For this is the time when high school 
students together with their parents have to make the crucial de- 
cision of where they will go on to college, or whether they will be 
able to go on at all, whether they can afford it. Many of our stu- 
dents - indeed, a great many at Boston - come from the ranks of 
the poor and the deprived; and it seems to me, as I am sure it must 
seem to you, singularly unfortunate and unfair that they should 
have been misled about the quality and status of this institution 
and what it has to offer to these young people for their present 
and future development. 

I hope that somehow we can find the means and take the 
measures to see that that most unfortunate impression of our Boston cam- 
pus is corrected. We owe this to the young people out there and 
to their parents and, of course, we owe it also to the students and 
faculty and administrators on the Boston campus. 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON LONG-RANGE PLANNING 



April 11, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Marks, President Knapp; 
Trustees Popko, Robertson, Sawtelle, Shearer and Troy; Ms. Hurd, 
Administrative Secretary 

Absent Committee Members : Trustee Donlan 

Other Trustees : Trustee-elect LaVoice 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Lyons, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. Stine, 
Assistant Vice President 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Jones, Dean, School of Engineering; Mr. Darland, 
Director of Alumni Affairs; Mr. Goldin, Consultant; Mr. Marcus, 
Associate Dean of Engineering 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Professor Martin, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Kelly, Associate Dean for 
Allied Health; Mr. Smith, Provost 

Guests : Ms. Clausen, Executive Office of Educational Affairs; Dr 
Smith and Dr. Baldwin, New England School of Optometry 



Chairman Marks convened the meeting at approximately 
10:05 a.m. and asked Mr. Lynton to provide the Committee with a 
brief update on the progress of reorganization of public higher 
education within the Boston area. 

Mr. Lynton reported that Chancellor McGuire of the 
Board of Higher Education has set up a task force headed by Paul 
Rahmeier. After a meeting of the Board Chairmen and segment heads 
there was clear agreement that there should be communication with 
the segments. The task force was extended to provide liaison with 
the segments, and Messrs. Lynton and Lyons have been meeting with 
the task force to provide liaison on behalf of the University. 
The task force is about to complete a report, Mr. Lynton continued, 
that will be distributed among the members of the Board of Higher 
Education which will form the basis of discussion at a meeting of 






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School of 

Engineering 

Capital 

Campaign 

Plans 



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the Joint 
Committee of 
the U/Mass 
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the Chairmen and Chief Executives of the segments toward the end 
of April. The draft report develops a number of possible alter- 
natives for the Boston area. Mr. Lynton noted that none of the 
alternatives infringes on the University's programs or responsi- 
bilities. After a brief discussion of the range of alternatives 
presented in the task force report, the Committee agreed it would 
be helpful to have a copy of the draft to circulate among its 
members. Mr. Lynton noted that the completion of the report does 
not imply concurrence by any of the segments involved. He in- 
dicated that the position of the University at this time would be 
to maintain watch on the activities of the task force. 

Chairman Marks asked Dean Jones to report on the School 



i of Engineering Capital Campaign Plans — UM/ Amherst. Dean Jones 
; explained that the rapid growth in the high technology industries 
has created a problem in all schools of engineering — that is, 
equipment available in the laboratories for the students becomes 
obsolete within a very short period of time. The School of En- 
gineering completed an assessment of its capital needs over and 
above the School's operating budget identifying approximately 
$5 million in new equipment and upgraded laboratory space. After 
discussion with members of the Administration, it was determined 
that it would be appropriate for the School of Engineering to 
undertake a capital campaign to raise the funds from the private 
sector. The School commissioned a feasibility study by Mr. 
Milton Goldin. The goal, set at five million dollars, looks 
positive; there seems to be a good response from the industries 
to be targeted. Dean Jones indicated that Mr. Andrew Knowles , 
'57, Senior Vice President of Digital Equipment, has agreed to 
serve as chairman of the campaign. 

The Committee discussed the question of whether indi- 
viduals would provide funding for a public institution. Presi- 
dent Knapp noted that in many instances private fund raising 
actually attracted additional state monies. The Committee agreed 
that the School's approach to the capital campaign was indeed in- 
telligent and imaginative and recommended that on the basis of 
Dean Jones' report on the feasibility study to the Committee the 
full Board apporve the plans for the Capital Campaign for the 
School of Engineering. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
in principle the capital campaign of the School 
of Engineering. 



Chairman Marks turned to the next agenda item, the 
Report of the Joint Committee of the University of Massachusetts 
Medical Center and the Worcester State College on Possible As- 
sociation with the New England School of Optometry . He indicated 
that Dr. Donald Smith and Dr. William Baldwin from the New Englanjd 
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Long-Range Planning. Dr. Baldwin briefly reviewed past discus- 
sions with the University about an affiliation with the Univer- 
sity Medical Center. He answered questions about his institution 
and how he envisioned the relationship between the School of Op- 
tometry and the University. Dr. Baldwin indicated that he felt 
that the inclusion of optometric education within a health educa- 
tion center was the best possible academic arrangement. He furthfer 
indicated that the legislation pending before the Ways and Means 
Committee is too simple and expressed his interest in affiliation 
with the Medical Center only under certain conditions: (1) that 
the New England School of Optometry could maintain its service 
to all the New England States; (2) that the School could come in- 
to the state's system without any indebtedness; and (3) that the 
Medical School expand its scope to include allied health education. 
Chairman Marks thankded Drs. Baldwin and Smith for making them- 
selves available to the Committee. After they left, the Committed 
discussed alternate models of affiliation that were examined by 
the joint committee with Worcester State College. There was con- 
siderable discussion of the issue whether the Medical School should 
develop into a health science center. The Committee agreed that 
there was some urgency for the Board of Trustees to develop a 
position regarding Senate Bill 205, which would affiliate the New 
England College of Optometry with the University. Therefore, upon 
motion made and seconded, the Committee 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees adopt 
the following resolution. Senate Bill 205 
which would affiliate the New England College 
of Optometry with the University of Massachusetts 
Medical School raises several critical issues 
for the University and for the Commonwealth in- 
cluding: appropriate directions for develop- 
ment of allied health programs at the Medical 
Center and the Worcester area, and the funda- 
mental policy of the Commonwealth with respect 
to assuming responsibility for academic programs 
now offered by private institutions. The Com- 
mittee on Long-Range Planning believes that the 
development of allied health programs at the 
Medical Center should be considered only in the 
context of formal cooperation among institutions 
both private and public in greater Worcester. 
Further, such developments should be part of a 
careful planning process which takes into con- 
sideration the Commonwealth's health manpower 
needs, the strength of existing programs and 
. institutions in the Worcester area and the 
ability of the Commonwealth to assume addi- 
tional responsibilities in a period of fiscal 
constraint. Senate Bill 205 does not in the 
Committee's opinion adequately respond to any 
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encourages continued active discussion among 
institutions in the Worcester area as to ap- 
propriate developments in allied health care, 
and believes the policy of the Commonwealth 
with respect to assuming responsibilities for 
programs currently offered by private institu- 
tions should be a matter of high priority for 
consideration by the Special Commission Rela- 
tive to the Reorganization of Public Higher 
Education in the Commonwealth. The Board of 
Higher Education in the Commonwealth. The 
Board of Trustees therefore urges the rejec- 
tion of Senate Bill 205 and asks that the is- 
sues raised by the Bill be considered by the 
Speical Commission in its study of the relation- 
ships among institutions and segments of higher 
education in the Commonwealth. 

Chancellor Van Ummersen presented the document on, Long- 
; Range Planning — UM/Boston. She indicated that the present plan- 
ning draft attempts to respond to the concerns raised by an 
earlier version, more sharply defines the mission and the goals 
for UM/Boston and gives a better indication of how to proceed 
toward implementing them. The document divides into two parts. 
The first is an introduction which is a statement from the 
Chancellor. This portion has not been widely circulated. The 
second part and main body of the document has been reviewed by 
senior staff, including Deans and the University Assembly Long- 
Range Planning Committee augmented by individuals from the colle- 
giate governing bodies. The final draft was modified to address 
concerns raised during this review process. Time constraints 
have presented widespread review of the modified document. 

Chancellor Van Ummersen summarized two concerns that 
were raised and were not adequately addressed in the modified 
document : 

(1) the effects of retrenchment in the College 
of Arts and Sciences on its flexibility to 
improve and develop programs; and 

(2) whether issues of student /faculty ratio, 
workload and retrenchment should be dealt 
within the collective bargaining mode rather 
than by the "governance-recommendation, ad- 
ministrative decision route." 

While each group had somewhat different concerns, there was 
general acceptance of the draft by all people concerned. 

Professor Martin, Chairman of the Assembly Long-Range 
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document must be viewed as a document primarily from the Chancel- 
lor's office. The Long-Range Planning Committee, augmented by 
individuals from collegiate governing bodies, saw a prior draft 
and provided responses to it which were accepted. The introduc- 
tion was not seen by the Committee, and he expressed his concern 
about the "sub-theme" contained therein — that is, given the en- 
rollment should stabilize at 7200 FTE students, that "the desirable 
enrollment distribution would have a ten-percent graduate student 
body and an equal balance of Arts and Sciences and the profes- 
sional schools." 

After some discussion, Chairman Marks stated that he 
read the document as making three key decisions: 

(1) enrollment be established at 7200 FTE students; 

(2) growth occur in graduate student programs as 
planned; and 

(3) balance be reached among the three colleges in 
terms of enrollment. 

He stated that he believed the role of the Trustee Committee on 
Long-Range Planning was to address the primary policy issues and 
not become involved in the mechanics of implementation. These 
important implementation issues were properly addressed by the 
campus and by the President's office. Various programs and 
policy issues needing Trustee approval should filter through the 
normal approval processes. On this basis, the Committee agreed 
that it was appropriate to stabilize enrollment at 7200 FTE stu- 
dents and increase graduate education along the lines previously 
discussed. The Committee discussed the rebalancing of the three 
colleges at length and generally agreed that there should be a 
better balance but that the details of how this balance would be 
achieved should be worked out within the framework of a stable 
total enrollment of 7200 FTE students and an increase in graduate 
students. In general terms, this would mean growth in the pro- 
fessional schools and a reduction in the College of Arts and 
Sciences. The Committee requested that further details regarding 
this rebalancing be provided to them at a later date. Upon motion 
made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees accept 
the draft report, "Implementation of Long-Range 
Planning for the University of Massachusetts at 
Boston," Doc. T79-025. 

There being no further business, the Committee adjourned 
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ATTENDANCE 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

April 18, 1979; 12:00 noon 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff: Trustee Burack, President Knapp ; 



Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 
Absent Committee Members: Trustees Anrig, Donlan, Kassler and 



Sawtelle 

University Administration: Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 



ment; Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Mee- 
han, Senior Consultant 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance; Mr. Littlefield, Director of Planning 

UM/Boston: Mr. Prince, Director of Planning and Development 



UM/Worcester : Mr. Quinlan, Director of Physical Plant 



Guest : Mr. Polidori, Consultant for Higher Education, Massachu- 
setts Teachers Association 

In the absence of the Chairman, Trustee Burack called 
the meeting to order at 12:26 p.m. and introduced Mr. Polidori of 
the Massachusetts Teachers Association. Mr. Polidori indicated 
that he had come to express the concern of several units of the 
Massachusetts Teachers Association over resolving the health prob- 
lem in the Graduate Research Tower at UM/Amherst. He said the 
Union had filed a formal grievance with the Chancellor's office 
regarding this problem and hoped the issue would be settled shortly 
Mr. Beatty responded that the interim reports of the National In- 
stitute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Commonwealth had 
been provided to the Massachusetts Teachers Association and a re- 
sponse to the union's grievance would be made as soon as possible. 
He noted that the source of the problems had not been detected in 
these reports but recommendations for corrections in the ventila- 
tion system were made. The Bureau of Building Construction is 
studying the findings and has not yet issued its final report. 
Mr. Beatty added that if the report recommended major renovations, 
this would probably have to come from future capital outlay appro- 
priations, as it was not clear what funds the Bureau of Building 
Construction had available for such repairs. 

The Committee then turned to the first item of agenda, 






Deferred 

Maintenance 

Project 



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UM/Amherst-- Deferred Maintenance Project — UM/Amherst. Referring to the re- 
port prepared for the last Committee meeting, Mr. Littlefield said 
that Amherst had received $3,000,000 for deferred maintenance in 
the FY79 Capital Outlay Budget. The funds were specifically for 
maintenance and repair of buildings to keep them at acceptable 
operating levels and within approved building code regulations. 
Within this appropriation, the campus had received $880,000 to ad- 
minister directly; the BBC had received $2,000,000 to administer 
using the campus' program; and $120,000 had been allocated for the 
preparation of plans for renovation and remodeling of Marshall 
Hall. Included in the $2,000,000 deferred maintenance sum to be 
administered by the BBC were the total project costs of $700,000 
for tasks requiring the services of an architectural firm for 
building repairs (masonry, painting, roofing) and $1,300,000 for 
tasks requiring the services of an engineering firm. The campus 
had provided the BBC with a prioritized list of projects requiring 
maintenance work 



In the discussion that followed Mr. Littlefield de- 
tailed the priorities established by the campus for all repairs and 
the costs entailed in the work to be undertaken. He indicated that 
the funds available were far short of those required for a program 
of preventative and scheduled maintenance. Buildings slated for 
renovation or remodeling were not included in the maintenance pro- 
gram unless there were health or safety problems. Mention was al-j 
so made of the FY78 $1,500,000 utility improvements allocation. 
Since the appropriation was made late in the academic year, plans 
were now at the BBC in the bidding stage. It had been learned 
that these projects must undergo environmental impact studies whicjh 
would further delay the work; the campus hoped the projects would 
be underway by the summer. 



UM/Amherst— 

Athletic 

Facilities 



Mr. Meehan introduced the next item of agenda, 
Athletic Facilities — UM/Amherst. At the request of the Committee, 
the central office and the Amherst campus had undertaken a study 
of more modest alternatives to the domed athletic facility pre- 
sented to the Committee at its joint meeting with the Committee on 
Student Affairs on January 24. The study suggested that separate 
skating rink and gymnasium facilities could be constructed in the 
area between the Alumni Stadium and the fieldhouse. The skating 
rink would seat 3,000 people; the basketball gymnasium, 7,000; and 
auxiliary facilities would be located under the stands. Tennis 
and squash courts were not included in the new proposal. 

Using the construction costs of the gymnasium at UM/ 
Boston as a guideline, it was estimated the total project cost of 
the two facilities would be $5,700,000. Each would cost approxi- 
mately $2,850,000 to complete and could be built separately in a 
staged development. Mr. Meehan added that the total project cost 
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Trustee Burack stated that she was unalterably op- 
posed to the entire project and felt it was an ill-timed and in- 
appropriate expenditure since the University was currently faced 
with budget cutbacks and increasingly limited resources. She 
added that she would report this matter to the Board, but hoped 
the issue would be tabled. 

The Committee next discussed the Syrian Church Prop- 
erty — UM/Worcester , six acres of land located on Route 9. St. 
George Syrian Church is seeking to dispose of the land. It pur- 
chased the property from the Commonwealth in 1958 to construct a 
church and community center. After architectural plans had been 
completed for the church facility, site evaluations prepared for 
the Medical Center suggested that the Church land be incorporated 
into the Medical Center tract. Based on these reports, the Church 
located its facilities on a different site. 

The documentation prepared for the Committee indi- 
cated the long interest of the University in purchasing this land 
It is well located and ideally suited for future growth of the 
Medical Center for allied health services and expanded parking 
facilities. 

Mr. Quinlan reported that a bill had been filed in 
the Legislature seeking $70,000 for the land. This included the 
original purchase price as well as recovery costs for architec- 
tural designs that were never used by the Church. Two concerns 
were expressed regarding this matter: (1) if the land reverted 
back to the state, it might be sold for commercial development; 
and (2) there is some question whether the University had made a 
commitment to purchase this land from the church. The Medical 
Center was requesting authorization to obtain appraisals for the 
land to determine its true market value. There being no further 
discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
authorize the President or his designee 
to determine a price for the negotiated 
aquisition of land now owned by the Sy- 
rian Orthodox Church as described in the 
President's letter of April 12, 1979, 
and attachment thereto. 

Mr. Littlef ield then reported on Marshall Hall Renova- 
tions — UM/Amherst . Recalling the earlier discussion on deferred 
maintenance at Amherst, Mr. Littlef ield said the campus is cur- 
rently preparing a program for the renovation of Marshall Hall. 
The funds for this program were provided in the deferred mainte- 
nance appropriation of $120,000 that the campus received in FY79. 
This renovation is being undertaken as the first step in the plan- 
ned remodeling of both Fernald and Wilder Halls. Mr. Littlef ield 
outlined the steps in the renovation program. He explained that 
it had been determined that Marshall Hall will adequately accom- 
modate the wet lab requirements of Fernald and Wilder Halls as 
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Property 



UM/Amherst — 
Marshall Hall 
Renovation 



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space in Marshall Hall will be general laboratory space designed 
to accommodate equipment requirements of any department that may 
be assigned the space during the renovation at the other buildings 
It is estimated that the entire program will take at least three 
years to complete, at the end of which Marshall Hall will be as- 
signed to a specific department. The project is now at a stage 
where authorization is needed to send it to the Designer selec- 
tion Board. Without further discussion it was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
authorize the President or his designee 
to request the Designer Selection Board 
to determine a designer for the project 
to renovate and remodel Marshall Hall at 
UM/ Amherst. 

Mr. Meehan summarized the Energy Conservation Program 
of each campus. All campuses have made good progress with their 
energy conservation programs, but it was noted that it is neces- 
sary to continually monitor energy consumption. 

Mr. Meehan then brought to the Committee's attention 
a matter of some concern to the Harbor campus as well as the Uni- 
versity administration. It has only recently been learned that 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is selling the land east 
of 250 Stuart Street for private development of elderly housing. 
The project has strong community support. Granville Place is to 
be conveyed to the builder as building land. The sale of this 
land will directly affect the University's shuttle bus service as 
the parking area will be considerably shortened. The University, 
as abutter to the land, had not been formally notified of this 
sale. 

Mr. Prince outlined the modifications that the Univer- 
sity and the builder have proposed to allow shuttle bus service 
to continue. The builder's recommendations are unacceptable, and 
the matter has been referred to the University's legal department 

It was suggested that the President write the BRA and 
the Mayor's Office to express the University's concern about 
what has occurred in this matter, convey the University's interest 
in the development of the area, and request that the University be 
involved in any future discussions. 

There was no further business; the meeting was ad- 
journed at 2:08 p.m. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON AUDITS 



April 24, 1979; 3:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Dennis, Mr. Lenhardt 
representing Trustee Frechette; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secre- 
tary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Crain and Robertson 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage 
ment; Mr. Hogan, University Controller; Mr. Lehan, Special Assis- 
tant to the Vice President for Management 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Cathey, Director of Fiscal Affairs 

The meeting was called to order at 3:40 p.m. by Chair- 
man Dennis. Ms. Bradin announced that Lawrence Harper had ac- 
cepted the position of Director of Internal Audits and will begin 
work on May 15. He will be located at UM/Worcester and will be 
provided with office space at UM/Amherst. 

Ms. Bradin reported that she and Mr. Hogan had met with 
a representative of Arthur Young and Co. to discuss the problems 
with the Financial Aid Audit raised at the last meeting of the 
Audit Committee. A satisfactory solution has been reached re- 
garding the matter. Although the University had rejected the 
auditor's proposal that the University pay the auditors for work 
hours as they were accumulated on an open-ended basis, the Univer- 
sity has agreed to pay for a limited amount of additional work fot 
a fixed fee. This total number of hours would include sixteen 
hours should post-audit discussions with the Department of Health , 
Education and Welfare be necessary. 

There was discussion with regard to the auditor's re- 
liance on the report of a previous auditor as to the adequacy of 
the internal controls and whether the former report, which had 
been initiated by University staff for the purpose of ensuring 
that adequate controls were in existence, should be provided to 
HEW. Agreement was reached. The use of the previous auditor's 
internal control study was insufficient and non-professional. 
The auditors have agreed to provide a draft report to the Univer- 
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Audits of the 
Teaching 
Hospital and 
Group 
Practice Plan 



UM/Worcester— 
FY79, FY80, 
FY81 Audits 
of Teaching 
Hospital and 
Group Prac- 
tice Plan 



UM/Amherst — 
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Enterprises 



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the draft before the June 30 deadline for completion of the audit 
and submission to the Audit Committee. 

Discussion then turned to the Ernst & Ernst Audits of 
the Teaching Hospital and the Group Practice Plan — UM/Worcester . 
Ms. Bradin said that the University had just received that after- 
noon the final report and management letter for the Hospital audi 
and a draft report of the Group Practice audit. Since there had 
not as yet been time to review the audit reports, they were dis- 
tributed to the Committee but were not discussed. Chairman 
Dennis commented on the fact that the reports were late and em- 
phasized the need for keeping to the established deadlines. It 
was noted that this problem should be resolved now that a Direc- 
tor of Internal Audits had been hired. 

The Committee then discussed the letter of understandin 
from Ernst & Ernst with regard to the FY79, FY80 and FY81 Audits 
of the Teaching Hospital and Group Practice Plan — UM/Worcester . 
It was noted that during the next three years the Teaching Hospi- 
tal would be going through a tremendous growth cycle and that it 
would be helpful during this period if staff could work with the 
same auditing firm rather than having to deal with different 
individuals each year. 

Chairman Dennis commented that proposals such as this 
letter of understanding should be addressed to the chief staff 
person for the Audit Committee so that there would be no question 
about to whom the auditors should report. It was also noted that 
early acceptance of the proposal was important in order for the 
campus to begin its preparatory work. 

The Committee then discussed the status of the Peat, 
Marwick, Mitchell & Co. Audits of the Auxiliary Enterprises — UM/ 
Amherst. Mr. Hogan said that the campus had received a proposal 
from Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. but more details were neces- 
sary before a decision could be made by the University. It was 
also necessary to determine which activities required outside 
audits and which could be audited internally. 

Discussion ensued as to the appropriate time to make 
the external audits available to the State Auditors. It was 
agreed that the Trustees should have an opportunity to review 
the audit reports first and that State auditors should have the 
external audit reports when they initiate an audit of the unit 
covered by the external audit. 

In response to the question "How and when are external 
audits released to the press?" It was suggested that requests 
from the press for external audit reports be referred to General 
Counsel for response. 

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School had not yet been closed. The University administration 
had been unhappy with the first draft submitted and had written 
to the State Auditor's office stating their concerns. As a result 
of this letter, the State Auditor's office had rewritten the draf : 
report. The University had not commented on the final draft. It 
was noted that the State Auditor's office was extremely short- 
handed in the health care area, which limited their ability to 
take on any more work. 

Chairman Dennis said that he would be unable to attend 
the May 2 Board meeting and asked the Administrative Secretary 
to draft a report of the Audit meeting for Trustee Crain to pre- 
sent to the Board. 

The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for 
June 6 prior to the Board meeting on that date. There being no 
further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m. 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON STUDENT AFFAIRS 



April 25, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



ATTENDANCE: ■ Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Shearer, President Knapp 
Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Kassler, Krumsiek, McNeil and 
Okin 

Other Trustees : Trustee LaVoice 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Ms. 
Simmons, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Mr. 
Lesch, Graduate Student Senate Representative 

UM/Boston ; Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor 
for Student Affairs 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Feinblatt, Director of Student Affairs; Mr. 
Topulos, Student Representative 

Guests : Ms. Clausen, Assistant Secretary for Educational Affairs 

The meeting was called to order at 10:15 a.m. by Chair- 
man Shearer. Mr. Madson presented the revised Residence Hall 
Contract — UM/Amherst (Doc. T79-034) . The contract incorporates 
the suggested revisions of the Committee on Student Affairs, 
University Counsel and various campus advisory groups. In out- 
lining the changes that had been made since the March Committee 
meeting, Mr. Madson reported that the campus was recommending one 
content revision, the deletion of the $50 security deposit in 
lines 157, 158 and 159. It was felt that the security deposit 
should be postponed for one year since students were currently 
faced with increased fees. There was general agreement and it 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the format and content of the Residence Hall 
Contract attached to the President's letter of 
April 18, 1979, as amended (Doc. T79-034) , by 
deleting the sentance in lines 157, 158 and 159 






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Residence 
Hall Contract 
(Doc. T79-034) 



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Need-Based 
Tuition 
Waiver 
Program 



Statement on 
Tuition 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

that reads: 

"Each residence hall student will be required 
to post a $50 security deposit prior to occupancy." 

The Committee next discussed the University's Need-Baseji 
Tuition Waiver Program . Ms. Simmons said two issues were before 
the Committee: 1) the continuation of the program and, 2) an in- 
crease in funding from the present annual $250,000 to $350,000. 
The program was established by the Board in May, 1976 to offset 
the scheduled tuition increase for the 1976-77 academic year and 
$250,000 was initially allocated. It was extended for an addi- 
tional two-year period by the Board in spring, 1977. Because of 
limited state and federal resources, Ms. Simmons continued, all 
funds allocated to the program in the last two years had been ex- 
pended. Federal financial aid programs have undergone level- 
funding for the past two years and the Carter budget for FY80 
recommends a continuation of level-funding in those programs 
available to UMass students. In addition, Governor King had 
recommended level-funding of FY80 Commonwealth programs. 

At the same time, the campuses report that 225 addi- 
tional students are eligible for 1979-80 financial assistance. 
Factors determining this need are the newly established fee in- 
creases, the rise in the cost of living and the increase in out- 
of-state graduate tuition. In addition, the Medical School will 
be losing approximately $90,000 in funds from the Health Profes- 
sions Loan Program. It is estimated that an additional $100,000 
in the current tuition-waiver program will meet the increased de- 
mands . 

It was emphasized in the discussion that each campus 
has its own financial aid guidelines, which are flexible. If in- 
state tuition is raised, the need-based tuition waiver program 
will have to be revised. 

There was general consensus that this program was neces 
sary and it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Committee on Budget and 

Finance recommend the continuation of the need- 
based tuition waiver policy contained in Doc. 
T76-071 as approved by the Board on May 5, 1976 
and extended on May 4, 1977; further, to increase 
the allocation for the program to $350,000 per year. 

The Committee then turned to the Statement on Tuition . 
Additional revenue of $23.7 million has been written into the 
Commonwealth's FY80 budget from anticipated tuition and fee in- 
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President Knapp indicated that the University was faced 
with raising in-state tuition and meeting the dual educational 
and financial demands of the public. The University had just 
completed a three-year cycle of in-state tuition increases that 
had raised tuition 75%. Though the population's buying power 
had diminished signficantly over the past 7-8 years, UMass had 
charged the lowest tuition and fees among the schools in the New 
England states. He said that it is a fact that the University's 
tuition is tied to the State's revenue and tax problems; tuition 
income is both a public finance and a public education matter. 
There is a fiscal problem in the State and demands are being 
placed on the University to indicate the extent of compliance 
with the anticipated increase in revenue. It was believed that 
action on tuition increases would soon be taken by the other 
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In the discussion that followed, Ms. Clausen reiterated 
the concerns expressed by President Knapp and indicated that the 
Legislature is hoping for significant compliance by the Univer- 
sity by September. In regard to questions on increases and fi- 
nancial aid, it was agreed that students would be able to apply 
for BEOG funds to cover part of the tuition increase, although 
it is uncertain whether there would be sufficient monies to meet 
all the anticipated need. 

The University is proposing an increase of $225, or 43% 
over the next two years for undergraduates, and $280 or 42% for 
graduate students. The staged increase was proposed because of 
the University's obligation to entering and current students 
whose families have anticipated and budgeted costs at current 
levels. It is estimated that total revenue for the next two 
years from in-state and out-of-state increases will be approxi- 
mately $8.5 to $10.5 million. 

Concern was expressed as to the ability of the students 
and their families to meet these new financial demands. Presi- 
dent Knapp reiterated that students are facing hardships and 
noted that the goal of the State's public finance policy is the 
reduction in the tax burden; yet this raise would, in effect, in- 
crease the tax burden of certain people 20%. 

Chairman Shearer informed the Committee that the pro- 
posed increases would have to be forwarded to the Committee on 
Budget and Finance. There being no further discussion, it was 
moved, seconded and 



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and Finance the proposed in-state tuition 
increases set forth in Doc. T79-026. 

Trustee LaVoice stated his opposition to the motion. 



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Chairman Shearer suggested that the other members of 
the Committee on Student Affairs be invited to attend the meeting 
of the Committee on Budget and Finance on May 2 to allow them to 
participate in the further discussion on this matter . 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 
BUDGET AND FINANCE 



May 2, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



ATTENDANCE: (Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Crain, President Knapp; 



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Trustees Breyer and Krumsiek; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Hurd, Adminis- 
trative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member: Trustee Dennis 



Other Trustees: Trustees Cross, LaVoice, Robertson and Shearer; 



Mr. Callahan representing Trustee Anrig 

University Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Hogan, Univer- 
sity Controller; Ms. Simmons, Associate Vice President for Academic 
Affairs; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice President; Mr. White, Director 
of University Relations 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 



Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Mr. 
Apodaca, Director of Financial Aid; Mr. Jones, Dean of the School 
of Engineering; Ms. Strother, Associate Director, Office of Budget 
and Institutional Studies; Professor Fletcher, Faculty Representa- 
tive 

JM/Boston: Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Bondy, Associate Vice 



Chancellor for Student Affairs; Ms. Brennan, Director of Financial 
Aid; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director, Institutional Planning and Budget 

JM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 



Administration and Finance and Hospital Director 

luest : Ms. Clausen, Assistant Secretary for Educational Affairs 



The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. by Chair- 
nan Crain. Ms. Simmons outlined the background of the Need-Based 
Cuition Waiver Program and explained the reasons necessitating the 



;urrent proposal to extend the program and increase the allocation 
:o cover an additional 250 students. 

On April 25 the Committee on Student Affairs voted to 
recommend to the Committee on Budget and Finance that it recommend 
ioard approval of the further extension of the program and an in- 
:rease in the allocation to cover the increased need resulting 



Need-Based 
Tuition 
Waiver 
Program 



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Tuition 
Statement 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

from recent increases in student fees, out-of-state graduate tui- 
tion and the cost-of-living, as well as a decrease in aid avail- 
able to Medical School students from the Health Professions Loan 
Program. 

On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees continue 
the need-based tuition waiver policy contained 
in Doc. T76-071 as approved May 5, 1976, and ex- 
tended on May 4, 1977; further, to increase the 
allocation for the program to $350,000 per year. 

President Knapp informed the Committee that the Tuition 
Statement is the University's proposed response to the Governor's 
recommendation that tuition be increased in order to raise state 
revenues from all public higher education by $23.7 million. The 
Governor's figure is based on a formula which would set tuition 
at 25 to 30 percent of annual per student maintenance costs. The 
University is attempting to respond in a reasonable way to both 
the financial needs of the Commonwealth and the need to access to 
the University for all qualified applicants. The Committee on 
Student Affairs had recommended a proposal for staged increases by 
semester, but after further discussion by the campuses and the ad- 
ministration, it was decided that a yearly increase would be more 
feasible, since it would be easier to explain to students and 
their parents and less cumbersome to administer by the campuses. 

The Committee discussed the impact the proposed increase 
would have on students and the need for financial aid to offset 
the increases. It was noted that tuition and fees at the Univer- 
sity were low in comparison to those charged by other New England 
public universities and compared favorable with similar educa- 
tional institutions across the country. 

Questions were raised as to whether the increase in tui- 
tion would, in fact, result in the anticipated increase in revenue 
to the state or would rather mean that fewer students would be 
able to enroll. It was noted that Basic Educational Opportunity 
Grants could cover one-half of the increase for certain students. 
However, the percentage of students receiving increased grants 
when compared to the total student population, would not be signi- 
ficant. The advisability of tying the increase to the appropria- 
tion of additional financial aid was also discussed and it was 
the consensus that the two matters should be treated separtely. 
It was agreed that if tuition increases were approved, it would 
then be necessary to review the University's entire tuition waiver 
policy. 

Speaking for medical students, Chancellor Goodman said 
that the impact on students at the medical school could be 



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minimized of the practice of allowing students to sign four-year 
contracts with a fixed pay-back agreement could be continued. 
President Knapp responded that this alternative had been carefully 
considered. Since it would result in a different tuition rate for 
each class, it had been rejected in favor of a contract that could 
be adjusted yearly. 

Several students expressed their concerns about the im- 
pact of a tuition increase on access, student mix and the quality 
of their education in general, asking that the Trustees either re- 
fuse to raise tuition, delay any increase until further studies 
could be made to determine the real impact, or at the very least 
to keep the increase within the 7 percent guidelines established 
by President Carter. It was noted that since tuition revenues go 
into the state treasury, there is no guarantee that increasing 
tuition will mean increased funding for the University. It was al 
so noted that 75 percent of the state's financial aid goes to 
students in private institutions. 



Trustee LaVoice informed the Committee on student acti- 
vities on the Amherst campus in opposition to the proposed in- 
crease. They have written letters to their legislators, visited 
the State House and held a rally on campus. The Committee applauded 
the students' efforts and encouraged them to continue such acti- 
vities, noting that students and their parents could make a far 
greater impact on their legislators than could a limited number 
of Trustees. 

After lengthy discussion about the impact of a tuition 
increase and possible sources of financial aid, the Committee con- 
cluded that action was necessary at this time. It was emphasized 
that any increase in tuition should be accompanied by a request 
for increased financial aid to reduce hardship. On motion made 
and seconded, it was then 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees accept the 
in-state tuition plan as set forth in Doc. T79-033; 

and further 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees instruct 
the President to submit to the appropriate com- 
mittees of the Legislature a request for a $650,000 
increase in student assistance available to the 
University. 

With regard to Transfer of Funds among Subsidiary Ac- 
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Tuition 

(Doc. T79-033) 



Transfer of 
Funds among 
Subsidiary 
Accounts 



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UM/Amherst — 
School of 
Engineering 
Capital 
Campaign 



Murray D. 
and Anne H. 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

use of remaining funds. There was no discussion, and on motion 
made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the fund transfers set forth in Doc. T79-031. 

President Knapp said that the School of Engineering 
Capital Campaign — UM/Amherst proposal had been presented to the 
Long- Range Planning Committee and had been received with enthu- 
siasm. It is hoped that this campaign will raise $5 million over 
a three-year period. Mr. Jones explained that the proposal was 
initiated as a means of obtaining money to replace obsolete equip- 
ment in the School of Engineering since state revenues were rarely 
forthcoming for equipment. The School of Engineering had engaged 
a consultant to determine whether such a campaign was feasible and 
had been assured that this was a viable venture. On motion made 
and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
in principle the capital campaign of the School 
of Engineering. 

Treasurer Brand then gave a brief history of the Murray 
D. and Anne H. Lincoln Trust. Among several gifts given to the 



Lincoln Trust University by Mr. Lincoln was land in Columbus, Ohio, some of which 

is held under a trust agreement. The trust is running out of 
money, and, for various reasons, attempts to sell the land have 
been unsuccessful. It is recommended that the Treasurer be given 
the authority to enter into various agreements for both operating 
and appraising the property. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that pursuant to the recommendations 
set forth in Doc. T79-032 for the Murray D. and 
Anne H. Lincoln Endowment Fund, the Treasurer of 
the University be and hereby is authorized to ad- 
minister and expend funds in the name of and on 
behalf of the Board of Trustees as detailed in: 

(1) Schedule B — MUrray D. Lincoln Land, Columbus, 
Ohio FY79 (April 1, 1979 to June 20, 1979) 

(2) Schedule E — Murray D. and Anne H. Lincoln 
Endowment Fund, Budget FY80. 

To recommend that the Treasurer of the University, 
Robert H. Brand, be authorized to contact Mr. P. 
L. Thornbury, Trustee of the Murray D. and Anne 
H. Lincoln Trust to request the Section D (3) 
of the Trust Agreement executed by Murray D. and 
Anne H. Lincoln on September 10, 1965 be put into 
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of the trust assets can be distributed to the 
University of Massachusetts. 

To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the Treasurer of the University of Massachusetts 
to pay P.L. Thornbury $12,000 for Trustee and Ad- 
ministrative Services rendered to the Murray D. 
and Anne H. Lincoln Trust during the 1978 calendar 
year; and, further, that he be authorized to pay 
for current year Trustee Administrative Services 
at the monthly rate of $500 until the Trust is 
terminated. 

To recommend that the Treasurer be authorized to 
negotiate an appropriate Management and Services 
Agreement for the operation and maintenance of the 
land and buildings owned by the University of Massa- 
chusetts and/or the Murray D. and Anne H. Lincoln 
Trust which are located in the City of Columbus 
and Franklin County, Ohio. 

To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the Treasurer to obtain an independent real estate 
appraisal of the value of the land and buildings 
designated as Parcel I, 54.038 acres more or less, 
and Parcels Ila and lib, 91.140 acres more or less, 
which are held separately and jointly by the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts and/or the Murray D. and Anne 
H. Lincoln Trust, located in the City of Columbus 
and Franklin County, Ohio. 

To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the University Legal Counsel to prepare a Personal 
Service Contract for Mr. Robert Higgins, Caretake, 
at a salary not to exceed $500 a month; said con- 
tract shall terminate upon execution of a formal 
Management and Services Agreement. 

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Securities was proposed to clarify the general delegation of au- 
thority to the Treasurer. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Treasurer of the University 
Robert H. Brand, be authorized and empowered to 
purchase, sell, assign and transfer any and all 
securities owned and held by the University of 
Massachusetts in any capacity, and to execute any 
assignment or other instrument affixing thereto 
the seal of the University of Massachusetts, as 
may be necessary, proper or convenient to accom- 
plish any such purchase, sale, assignment or transfer 



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The last item of agenda was the matter of a Hospital 
ster — - Rate Increase — UM/Worcester. At a special meeting on April 25, the 
Hospital Management Board had resolved that Chancellor Goodman 
recommend Board approval to request that the Massachusetts Rate 
Setting Commission approve an overall rate increase for the Uni- 
versity Hospital. The proposed rate increase, 9.7 percent, in- 
corporates the recovery of fringe benefits from third party payers 
After a brief presentation by Mr. Bice, there was considerable 
discussion about the advisability of requesting this rate increase 
at the present time. It was noted, however, that the increase was? 
withing President Carter's guidelines for hospital rate increase. 
It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester to seek an increase of hospital rates 
for the University Hospital effective July 1, 1979. 
The weighted average of the rate increases shall not 
exceed 9.7 percent. Further, to request the Rate 
Setting Commission for Health Institutions to ap- 
prove said increase. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 noon. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 
FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 

May 2, 1979; 1:30 p.m. 
Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy, Trustees Burack 
and Popko; Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop ; Ms. Eichel, 
recorder 

The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Chair- 
man Troy to approve the Spring 1979 Graduation Lists — UM/Amherst, 
UM/Boston and UM/Worcester (Doc. T79-028, T79-029 and T79-030, 
respectively) . Chairman Troy noted that 3257 graduate and under- 
graduate degrees would be awarded at UM/Amherst, 968 at UM/Boston 
and 97 graduate degrees at UM/Worcester for a total of 4322. On 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the preliminary graduation lists at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
(Doc. T79-028) subject to the completion of all 
requirements as certified by the Recorder of the 
campus. 



Approval of 

Spring 1979 

Graduation 

Lists 

(Doc. T79-028 

T79-029, 

T79-030) 



and further 



VOTED: 



To approve the preliminary graduation lists at 
the University of Massachusetts at Boston 
(Doc. T79-029) subject to the completion of all 
requirements as certified by the Recorder of the 
campus . 



and also 



VOTED : To approve the preliminary graduation lists at 
the University of Massachusetts at Worcester 
(Doc. T79-030) subject to the completion of all 
requirements as certified by the Recorder of the 
campus . 

The graduation lists for UM/Boston also included the 
names of students who would graduate in September, 1979. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 



ATTENDANCE 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



May 2, 1979; 1:30 p.m. 
Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Trustees and Trustee Staff : Trustee Troy, Acting Chairman; 
President Knapp; Trustees Atkins, Breyer, Burack, Crain, Cross, 
Donlan, Kassler, Krumsiek, LaVoice, Marks, McNeil, Morgenthau, 
Popko, Robertson, Sawtelle, Shearer; Mr. Callahan representing 
Trustee Anrig, Mr. Lenhardt representing Trustee Frechette, Ms. 
Owens representing Trustee Okin, Mr. Colby representing Trustee 
Winthrop; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; 
Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Trustees: Chairman Healey, Trustees Dennis and King 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President 
for Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; 
Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Searson, 
University Counsel 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Bromery; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs; Mr. Jones, Dean, School of Engineering; Ms. 
Strother, Associate Director, Institutional Planning and Budget; 
Professor Fletcher, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Bondy, Associate Vice 
Chancellor for Student Affairs 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance and Hospital Director; Professor 
Viles, Faculty Representative 

Guests : Ms. Clausen, Assistant Secretary of Educational Affairs; 
Ms. Romer, former Trustee 

The meeting was called to order at 1:40 p.m. by Trustee 
Troy, Acting Chairman. Trustee Troy explained that Chairman 
Healey was absent because of the recent death of his wife and, 
on behalf of the entire Board, expressed his deepest sympathy to 
the family. 



On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the April 4 
meeting of the Board of Trustees. 



1979 



Approval of 
Minutes of 
Prior Meeting 



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President's 
Remarks 



UM/Worcester — 

Chancellor's 

Remarks 



UM/Amherst — 
Chancellor' s 
Remarks 



Report of 
Committee on 
Budget and 
Finance 

Extension of 
Need-Based 
Tuition Waiver 
Policy 



In-State 
Tuition In- 
crease 
(Doc. T79- 
033) 



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Chairman Troy introduced Mr. William Atkins, newly- 
elected Chairman of the Amherst Board of Selectmen, who assumes 
the ex officio seat on the Board replacing Mrs. Diana Romer. He 
thanked Mrs. Romer for her valuable service to the Board. 

At the invitation of the Chairman, President Knapp re- 
ported that the UM/Amherst and UM/Boston Chancellors' searches 
were nearly concluded and that a special meeting of the Board 
would probably be necessary later in the month for these appoint 
ments. He also reported that the New England Association of 
Schools and Colleges had voted to grant accreditation to both 
the Amherst and Boston campuses for a period of ten years, the 
maximum term. A study group of the Board of Higher Education is 
looking at alternative models for organization of public higher 
education, particularly in the Boston area, but no recommenda- 
tions have yet been made and it is expected that discussion be- 
tween the segments of public higher education and the BHE will 
continue into June. The FY80 budget is now in Ways and Means 
and is expected to be reported out within two weeks. 

Chancellor Goodman reported that an open house will be 
held on the Worcester campus on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6. 
There will be over eigh^ exhibits including scientific demonstra- 
tions. An open heart surgery room as well as several patient 
rooms will be open to the public. Tours for Trustees can be 
arranged on request. The Tri-River Health Center, a satellite 
of the Medical Center serving seven communities, will be dedi- 
cated on May 20. In addition, seven new clinics have recently 
been opened in the Hospital. 

Chancellor Bromery announced that the State Labor Re- 
lations Commission denied the petition of the graduate students 
to be recognized as a collective bargaining unit. Increases in 
graduate students stipends could now be discussed. 

Trustee Crain reported that the Committee on Budget 
and Finance had met earlier in the day. A proposal to extend 
and increase the Need-Based Tuition Waiver Policy was discussed. 
The Committee on Student Affairs had previously reviewed this 
proposal and both Committees recommended Board approval. On 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To continue the need-based tuition waiver 

policy contained in Doc. T79-071 as approved 
May 5, 1976 and extended on May 4, 1977; 
further, to increase the allocation for the 
program to $350,000 per year. 

In reponse to the Governor's request for $23.7 million 
in increased revenue from tuition at the public higher education 
institutions, the Committee had considered a Tuition Statement 
recommending a staged tuition increase for in-state undergraduate 
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alternatives, the Committee voted to recommend that the Board 
approve the increases as stated in Doc. T79-033. The other pub- 
lic segments, with the exception of Southeastern Massachusetts 
University, were also proposing tuition increases. Even with 
the proposed increases, the University would still have the 
lowest tuition of the public universities in the six New England 
states. The Committee also voted to request additional financial 
aid from the state to alleviate the impact on students should 
the tuition increases be approved by the Board. 

Trustee LaVoice said he opposed the increases. He 
noted that a three-year stepped tuition increase cycle had just 
been completed. By complying with the Governor's request for 
higher tuition, the University is relinquishing its autonomy. He 
added that there was no assurance that the University will ben- 
efit by complying with this request. He further stated that a 
tuition increase should be accompanied by a request for increased 
financial aid and should include a grandfather clause that would 
reduce the impact on currently enrolled students. Any increase 
should be limited to President Carter's seven percent wage/price 
guidelines. He said that the Commonwealth is 48th in the nation 
in support of public higher education and suggested that the ad- 
ministration and the Trustees do more lobbying on behalf of the 
University. 

The possibility of delaying the increase and/or making 
it contingent on the receipt of additional financial aid funds 
was discussed. It was noted that tuition was only a small part 
of the total cost to students and that a truer picture would in- 
clude fees, room and board charges. Should tuition be increased, 
it would be necessary to restudy the entire tuition waiver policy 

At the conclusion of Trustee discussion, Trustee Troy 
opened the meeting to student comment and asked that their pre- 
sentation be limited to fifteen minutes. David Barenberg, Eric 
Anderson, Bill Lesch and Michael Letwin addressed the Board op- 
posing the increase. They pointed out that the tuition increase 
was really a tax, and those who could least afford to pay would 
be hardest hit. It was noted that any plan that reduced the 
number of teaching assistants hurt undergraduate education and 
that, at a time whem more student jobs were needed, there would 
be fewer available. It was stressed that the increase was being 
imposed so that the Governor could keep his campaign promise to 
reduce property taxes. 

At the conclusion of the students' presentation, Truste 
Crain read the recommendation of the Committee on Budget and 
Finance: 

MOVED : To approve the in-state tuition plan as set 
forth in Doc. T79-033. 



The motion was seconded, 
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Request for 
Additional 
Student 
Assistance 



Transfer of 
Funds among 
Subsidiary 
Accounts 
(Doc. T79-031) 



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MOVED: To approve the in-state tuition plans as set 

forth in Doc. T79-033, not to affect presently 
enrolled students in the University . 

This motion was seconded by Trustee Cross. Upon vote, the 
amended motion was defeated. MOTION DENIED. 

Trustee Donlan made the following motion: 

MOVED : To approve the in-state tuition plan as set forth 
in Doc. T79-033; provided, however, that for each 
such year no increase contained therein will be 
applied to those cases where an undue hardship 
would be imposed upon any subject student . 

It was seconded, voted and defeated. MOTION DENIED. 

Trustee Cross proposed another motion: 

MOVED : To raise in-state tuition 7 percent for one year . 

It was seconded, voted and defeated. MOTION DENIED. 

Chairman Troy then asked for action on the original 
motion and it was 

VOTED : To approve the in-state tuition plan as set forth 
in Doc. T79-033. 

Trustees Donlan, Kassler, Sawtelle and McNeil voted against the 
motion, as did Trustees Cross and LaVoice. 

Upon recommendation by the Committee on Budget and 
Finance, it was moved, seconded and 



VOTED : To instruct the President to submit to the appro- 
priate committees of the Legislature a request for 
a $650,000 addition to the student assistance avail 
able to the University. 

Trustee Burack asked the President to notify Trustees 
as well as students on all campuses when a hearing was scheduled 
on the request for additional assistance so that they could be in 
touch with their legislators before legislative action was taken 

The Committee on Budget and Finance had also recommended 
the Transfer of Funds among Subsidiary Accounts (Doc. T79-031) , 
and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the fund transfers set forth in 
Doc. T79-031. 

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the proposed Capital Campaign for the School of Engineering — 
UM/Amherst. The School initiated a feasibility study to assess 
the potential for raising funds from private sources to replace 
obsolete equipment and upgrade laboratory spaces. The Committee 
was favorably impressed by the project and recommended Board 
approval. Upon motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve in principle the capital campaign 
of the School of Engineering. 

The Committee had discussed a proposed Hospital Rate 
Increase — UM/Worcester and its implications for other areas of 
the University. Mr. Bice was asked to make sure the other cam- 
puses were aware of this action. On motion made and seconded, 
it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Chancellor of the University of 
Massachusetts at Worcester to seek an increase 
of hospital rates for the University Hospital 
effective July 1, 1979. The weighted average of 
the rate increase shall not exceed 9.7 percent. 
Further, to request the Rate Setting Commission 
for Health Institutions to approve said increase. 

The Authorization to Treasurer to Buy and Sell Endow- 
ment Securities was recommended to clarify the original delega- 
tion. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To authorize and empower the Treasurer of the 

University, Robert H. Brand, to purchase, sell, 
assign and transfer any and all securities owned 
and held by the University of Massachusetts in 
any capacity, and to execute any assignment or 
other instrument affixing thereto the seal 
of the University of Massachusetts, as may be 
necessary, proper or convenient to accomplish 
any such purchase, sale, assignment or transfer. 

Treasurer Brand, Trustee Kassler and Trustee Crain had 
previously discussed several concerns about the Murray D. and 
Anne H. Lincoln Trust , and the Committee was recommending a 
series of actions which would terminate the trust and facilitate 
sale of the land in Columbus, Ohio. On motion made and seconded, 
it was 



VOTED: 



(1) 



That pursuant to the recommendations set 
forth in Doc. T79-032 for the Murray D. 
and Anne H. Lincoln Endowment Fund, the 
Treasurer of the University be hereby is 
authorized to administer and expend funds 
in the name of and on behalf of the Board 
of Trustees as detailed in: 



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UM/Amherst — 
Capital 
Campaign for 
the School 
of 
Engineering 



UM/Worcester — 
Hospital Rate 
Increase 



Delegation 
of Authority 
to Treasurer 
to Buy and 
Sell Endow- 
ment 
Securities 



Murray D. 
and Anne H. 
Lincoln Trust 
(Doc. T79-032) 



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Graduation 

Lists 



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1) Schedule B — Murray D. Lincoln Land — 
Columbus, Ohio— FY1979 (April 1, 1979 
to June 30, 1979) 

2) Schedule E — Murray D. and Anne H. 
Lincoln Endowment Fund, Budget FY1980 

(2) That the Treasurer of the University, Robert H. 
Brand, be authorized to contact Mr. P. L. Thornbury, 
Trustee of the Murray D. and Anne H. Lincoln Trust, 
to request that Section D (3) of the Trust Agree- 
ment executed by Murray D. and Anne H. Lincoln on 
September 10, 1965 be put into effect so that all 
the rest, residue and remainder of the trust assets 
can be distributed to the University of Massachusetts 

(3) That the Board of Trustees authorize the Treasurer 
of the University of Massachusetts to pay Mr. P. L. 
Thornbury $12,000 for Trustee and Administrative 
Services rendered to the Murray D. and Anne H. 
Lincoln Trust during the 1978 calendar year; and, 
further, that he be authorized to pay for current 
year Trustee Administrative Services at the monthly 
rate of $500 until the Trust is terminated. 

(4) That the Treasurer be authorized to negotiate an 
appropriate Management and Services Agreement for 
the operation and maintenance of the land and 
buildings owned by the University of Massachusetts 
and/or the Murray D. and Anne H. Lincoln Trust 
which are located in the City of Columbus and 
Franklin County, Ohio. 

(5) To authorize the Treasurer of the University to 
obtain an independent real estate appraisal of 
the value of the land and buildings designated 
as Parcel I, 54.038 acres more or less, and 
Parcels Ila and lib, 91.140 acres more or less, 
which are held separately and jointly by the 

University of Massachusetts and/or the Murray 
D. and Anne H. Lincoln Trust, located in the 
City of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio. 

(6) To authorize University Legal Counsel to prepare 
a Personal Service Contract for Mr. Robert Higgins, 
Caretaker, at a salary not to exceed $500 a month; 
said contract shall terminate upon execution of 
a formal Management and Services Agreement. 

Trustee Burack, reporting for the Committee on Faculty 
and Educational Policy, said that the Committee had just met 
prior to the Board in order to consider Graduation Lists — UM/ 
Amherst, UM/Boston and UM/Worcester (Docs. T79-028, T79-029 and 
T79-030, respectively). On motion made and seconded, it was 



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To approve the preliminary graduation lists at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Doc. 
T79-028) subject to the completion of all require- 
ments as certified by the Recorder of the campus; 



To approve the preliminary graduation lists at 
the University of Massachusetts at Boston (Doc. 
T79-029) subject to the completion of all require- 
ments as certified by the Recorder of the campus; 



To approve the preliminary graduation lists at 
the University of Massachusetts at Worcester (Doc. 
T79-030 subject to the completion of all require- 
ments as certified by the Recorder of the campus. 



Trustee Marks reported that the Committee on Long-Range 
Planning had also discussed the School of Engineering Capital Cam- 
paign and shared the enthusiasm of the Committee on Budget and 
Finance. They hoped to receive a status report on the progress of 
this venture at a later date. 

The Committee had considered Possible Associations of 
the New England College of Optometry with UM/Worcester as proposed 



and also 

VOTED 



by Senate Bill 203. Representatives of the College of Optometry 
had been present at the meeting to answer questions. After dis- 
cussion, the Committee recommended rejection of the legislation 
if or the reasons expressed in the proposed action. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED ; To adopt the following resolution: 

The Board of Trustees urges the rejection of Senate 
Bill 203 and asks that the issues raised by the 
legislation be considered by the Special Commission 
Relative to the Reorganization of Public Higher Ed- 
ucation in the Commonwealth in its study of the re- 
lationships among institutions and segments of 
higher education. 

Senate Bill 203 which would affiliate the New 
England College of Optometry with the University 
of Massachusetts Medical School raises several 
critical issues for the University and the Common- 
wealth including: appropriate directions for de- 
velopment of allied health programs at the Medical 
Center and the Worcester area, and the fundamental 
policy of the Commonwealth with respect to assuming 
responsibility for academic programs now offered 
by private institutions. The Board of Trustees be- 
lieves that the development of allied health programs 
at the Medical Center should be considered only in 
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Report of 
Committee on 
Long-Range 
Planning 



UM/Worcester- 

Possible 

Associations 

of the New 

England 

College of 

Optometry 



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UM/ Bos ton- 
Implemen- 
tation of 
Long-Range 
Planning 
(Doc. T79- 
025) 



Report of 
Committee 
on Student 
Affairs 

UM/Amherst- 
Residence 
Hall Con- 
tract 

(Doc. T79- 
034) 



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institutions both private and public in greater 
Worcester. Further, such developments should be 
part of a careful planning process which takes 
into consideration the Commonwealth's health man- 
power needs, the strength of existing programs 
and institutions in the Worcester area and the 
ability of the Commonwealth to assume additional 
responsibilities in a period of fiscal constraint. 
Senate Bill 203 does not, in the Board's opinion, 
adequately respond to any of these concerns. The 
Board therefore encourages continued active dis- 
cussion among institutions in the Worcester area as 
appropriate developments in allied health care, 
and believes the policy of the Commonwealth with 
respect to assuming responsibilities for programs 
currently offered by private institutions should 
be a matter of high priority for consideration by 
the Special Commission. 

Trustee Burack requested that copies of the resolution be sent to 
all interested parties. 

The Long-Range Planning Committee had then discussed a 
draft report on Implementation of Long-Range Planning for the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at Boston (Doc. T79-025) . Summarizing 



the document, Trustee Marks said that it (1) stipulates an enroll- 
ment cap of 7200 FTE, (2) calls for continued growth in graduate 
programs (proposed programs are to be reviewed by the Committee on 
Faculty and Educational Policy and approved by the Board) , (3) re- 
quests balance among the three colleges in terms of enrollment 
(the administration and the campus are to propose guidelines to- 
ward this end and report back to the Committee) . The Committee 
recommended acceptance of the draft report and on motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To accept the draft report, "Implementation of 

Long-Range Planning for the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Boston," Doc. T79-025. 

Trustee Shearer reported that the Committee on Student 
Affairs at its meeting on April 25 had recommended approval of 
the Residence Hall Contract — UM/Amherst, subject to the deletion 
of the provision for a security deposit. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the format and content of the Residence 
Hall Contract attached to the President's letter 
of April 18, 1979, as amended (Doc. T79-034) by 
deleting the sentance in lines 157, 158 and 159 
that reads: "Each residence hall student will be 
required to post a $50 security deposit prior to 
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The Committee had considered the extension and expan- 
sion of the Need-Based Tuition Waiver Policy and had made its 
recommendation to the Committee on Budget and Finance. The Com- 
mittee had also discussed and made a recommendation to the Commit- 
tee on Budget and Finance on the Tuition Statement. 

Trustee Shearer spoke briefly about the activities of 
the UM/ Amherst students. She said she had been greatly impressed 
with reports that students had submitted to the Committee and sug-L 
gested that the Board set aside one month, possibly June, for 
students from all three campuses to report to the Board about 
their activities. She believed this would be helpful in estab- 
lishing a better relationship between the Board and the students. 
The Student Affairs Committee, she said, would be willing to as- 
sist in arrangements for such a session. 

Trustee LaVoice asked that one meeting, preferably dur- 
ing the school year, be held at the Amherst campus, at which time 
students could report on their activities. He suggested that 
tours could be provided to Trustees and possibly a dinner could be 
arranged to provide an opportunity for Trustees and students to 
talk informally. 

Trustee Burack reported for the Committee on Buildings 
and Grounds that Mr. Polidori of the Massachusetts Teachers Asso- 
ciation had spoken of the concerns of several units of the MTA 
about the resolution of the health problem at the Graduate Re- 
search Tower at UM/ Amherst. Mr. Beatty had explained that this 
matter was being pursued by the campus with the Bureau of Building 
Construction and that action would follow the final report. It 
was possible that capital outlay funds would have to be requested 
to cover necessary renovations. 

The Committee had discussed a Deferred Maintenance Pro- 
ject — UM/Amherst, the details of which were reviewed by Trustee 
Burack and reported in the minutes of the Buildings and Grounds 
meeting (4/18/79). 



The Committee reviewed a report on Athletic Facilities — 
UM/Amherst suggesting a more modest alternative to the previously 
proposed dome for the stadium. Trustee Burack expressed her de- 
sire to have this matter tabled. Trustee LaVoice said that he 
hoped that the matter would not be deferred indefinitely since 
there was a need for better athletic facilities on the campus. 
President Knapp said that further study was required on the entire 
matter of athletics; he hoped that this could be a matter of Boarc 
agenda in the near future. Trustee Kassler suggested that before 
any action was taken, the Trustees be given an opportunity to tout 
the facilities at UM/Amherst. 

The Committee, continued Trustee Burack, had taken two 
actions. The first was related to the Syrian Church Property — 
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Report of 
Committee on 
Buildings and 
Grounds 



UM/Amherst — 
Deferred 
Maintenance 
Project 

UM/Amherst — 

Athletic 

Facilities 



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UM/Amherst — 
Marshall Hall 
Renovation 



Report of 
Delegate to 
BHE 



Report of 
Committee on 
Audits 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Center. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the President or his designee to 

determine a price for the negotiated acquisition 
of land now owned by the Syrian Orthodox Church 
as described in the President's letter of April 
12, 1979, and attachment thereto. 

The Committee had also recommended approval of action 
on Marshall Hall Renovation — UM/Amherst. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President or his designee to 
request the Designer Selection Board to deter- 
mine a designer for the project to renovate 
Marshall Hall at UM/Amherst. 

Trustee Marks reported that the Board of Higher Educa- 
tion had recommended that all segments adhere to a formula for 
tuition based on 25 percent of maintenance cost. However, a mo- 
tion had been introduced to delay BHE action on this proposal 
until the individual segmental Boards had acted and reported back 
to the BHE. 

President Knapp noted that considerable discussion is 
taking place with regard to a state-wide tuition policy. Such a 
policy would have serious implications for the autonomy of the 
University. 

Trustee Crain reported for the Committee on Audits in 
the absence of Trustee Dennis. The Audit Committee had learned 
that the problems with the scope of the Financial Aid Audit had 
been resolved. A draft report had been promised by June 1, which 
f will allow time for review before the June 30 deadline for sub- 
mission to the Committee. 



UM/Worcester — 
FY79, 80 and 
81 Audits of 
Hospital and 
Group 
Practice Plan 

UM/Amherst — 
Audit of 
Auxiliary 
Enterprises 

UM/Worcester — 
FY77 State 
Audit of Med- 
ical School 

Appointment of 
Lawrence 
Harper as 
Director of 
Internal 
Audits 



the FY 7 9 



A letter of understanding from Ernst & Ernst covering 
80 and 81 Audits for the Teaching Hospital and Group 



Practice Plan — UM/Worcester had been discussed and it had been 
concluded that it would be more efficient and less expensive to 
continue with Ernst & Ernst than to rebid this work. 

The Committee had discussed a proposal for the Audit of 



the Auxiliary Enterprises — UM/Amherst and had concluded that more 
details were necessary before a decision could be made. 

The FY77 State Audit of the Medical School had not yet 
been closed. The audit was rewritten by the State Auditor's of- 
fice after discussion with the University, but the University has 
not yet responded to the final draft, 

Ms. Bradin announced that Lawrence Harper, formerly wit|i 
Arthur Young & Co., had been appointed to the position of Director 



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of Internal Audits, effective May 15, 1979. 

The final version of the Affirmative Action Resolution 
was distributed to the Board. A few minor editorial changes were| 
suggested and it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the Affirmative Action Resolution as 
amended, Doc. T79-035. 

A motion was made to enter executive session for the 
purpose of discussing matters related to the reputation, charac- 
ter, physical condition and/or mental condition of certain em- 
ployees. Chairman Troy announced that the Board would reconvene 
in open session at the conclusion of the executive session. The 
motion was seconded, and at 4:20 p.m. on roll call it was 

VOTED : To enter executive session. 

Trustee Breyer, Burack, Crain, Cross, Donlan, Kassler, Krumsiek, 
LaVoice, Marks, McNeil, Popko. Robertson, Sawtelle, Shearer and 
Chairman Troy voted for the motion, as did President Knapp, Mr. 
Callahan, Mr. Lenhardt, Ms. Owens and Mr. Colby. Trustees 
Dennis, Healey, King and Morgenthau were absent. 

At 5:40 p.m. the executive session concluded and the 
Board returned to open session. 



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Affirmative 
Action Reso- 
lution 
(Doc. T79-035) 






Executive 
Session 



It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED : To approve the personnel action on Chancellor 

Bromery as set forth in Doc. T79-027 as amended. 

There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 5:42 p.m. 



Ann S . Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



Personnel 

Action 

(Doc. T79-027) 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

May 16, 1979; 3:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: 



Chairman Kassler; President 



Knapp ; Mr. Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Ms. Hurd, 
Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Burack, Donlan and Sawtelle 

Other Trustees : Trustees Cross and LaVoice 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for 
Management; Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; 
Mr. Meehan, Senior Consultant 

UM/ Amherst : Mr. Littlefield, Director of Planning; Mr. Melley, 
Director of Public Affairs 

Chairman Kassler called the meeting to order at 3:40 
p.m. and introduced the first item Proposed Red Cross Regional 
Center . He indicated that this was an additional agenda item 
and asked Ms. Bradin to summarize for the Committee. The Red 
Cross in Worcester has informed the Medical Center of its 
intention to move to larger quarters from its current facility 
in the University-owned Shaw Building at the intersection of 
Lake Avenue and Belmont Street. The move is intended to enable 
the Red Cross to expand its present activities to include blood 
processing and research and allow the Worcester Red Cross to 
become a regional headquarters. These long-range plans are 
complementary to those of the University Medical Center, thus 
the Center would like to discuss the possibility of offering 
land on Plantation Street to the Red Cross for the development 
of this expanded facility. The available land is not included 
in the expansion plans of the Medical Center because of its 
distance and topography. 

Ms. Bradin indicated that Chancellor Goodman is re- 
questing the Committee's "nod of approval" to enter discussions 
with the Red Cross. The Committee agreed that it was appro- 
priate for the Chancellor to begin these negotiations. Further, 
it was recommended that an overall statement be developed by 
the Medical Center indicating why the available land was no 






Proposed 
Red Cross 
Regional 
Center 



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Installation 
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longer necessary for future expansion, confirming that all 
possible problems with parking and roadways had been studied 
and outlining how the Red Cross development would benefit the 
University. This report will be reviewed by the Committees on 
Buildings and Grounds and Budget and Finance before any further 
action is undertaken by the Medical Center. 

Before discussing the next item of agenda, Chairman 
Kassler recommended that in the future, all members of the 
University of Massachusetts Building Authority be formally 
invited to attend those meetings of the Trustee Committee on 
Buildings and Grounds where discussion of Authority-owned 
buildings is anticipated. This will facilitate quick communi- 
cation between the Trustees and Authority members, apprise them 
of the issues and implications for the University, and enable 
the two groups to reach decisions together. He further sug- 
gested that Mr. Healey be notified of the proposed policy and 
the Committee's request that Trustee LaVoice receive information 
and mailings from the Building Authority. 

The Committee next discussed Installation of Passive 
Antenna for WFCR — UM/ Amherst. The Amherst campus has applied 
to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for funds to 
install a passive receiving antenna enabling WFCR-FM (Five 
College Radio), a public station, to receive CPB satellite 
transmissions. The installation of this receiver will allow 
WFCR greater flexibility in programming, offer the station a 
wide variety of program material, and improve the quality of 
radio transmission. In addition, WFCR will be able to partici- 
pate in a growing national network of public stations under the 
auspices of the CPB. 

In 1975, the Board of Trustees delegated Mt. Lincoln 
in Pelham as the location of transmitting equipment for WFCR 
and authorized responsibility to the Chancellor for locating 
antennae there. Mr. Littlefield reported that plans suggested 
Mt. Lincoln because there was little possibility of vandalism 
and no need to request permission for use of additional campus 
land from the Board. However, the CPB determined that this was 
an unsatisfactory technical location, and a new site had been 
chosen on land south of Boyden Gymnasium. This ground site 
meets CPB requirements, and the Amherst campus is now seeking 
Trustee approval. 

Questions were raised concerning vandalism and 
University liability. Mr. Littlefield indicated that there 
were risks. However, WFCR will maintain appropriate insurance 
for repair of damage to the structure. The station will pay 
for $200,000 coverage of common hazards and carries $1 million 
in liability insurance. The Amherst campus had made inquiries 
regarding this coverage to determine if it is sufficient, and 



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if not, WFCR has agreed to acquire additional coverage. The 
site will be surrounded by a high chain-link fence and WFCR 
will pay for landscaping the area and masking the fence. It 
was noted that the site is not heavily trafficked. The Commit- 
tee further questioned the risks of such a ground-level con- 
struction and suggested that more than the minimum liability 
coverage be obtained. It was requested that Trustees be 
provided with this information and Messrs. Littlefield and 
Melley agreed to explore all aspects and report back to the 
Committee. There was no further discussion and it was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

authorize the Western Massachusetts Broad- 
casting Council, Inc., to install a passive 
antenna for the WFCR broadcasting station at 
UM/Amherst, subject to satisfactory insurance 
information being provided to members of the 
Committees on Buildings and Grounds and Budget 
and Finance. 



Mr. Kassler then turned to the agenda concerning 
Renovation of Fernald and Wilder Halls — UM/Amherst. The 
modernization program for these two buildings details the 
requirements of the departments that occupy these buildings. 
Funds for the renovations will be included in the University's 
upcoming Capital Outlay Budget request. The written program 
was prepared to assist the campus in determining projected 
costs so that appropriate requests are included in the budget. 
It is anticipated that the BBC will soon authorize a feasibility 
study of this project. Trustee approval of the program is 
needed. There being no further discussion it was moved, 
seconded and 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
authorize the President or his designee 
to ask the Designer Selection Board to select 
designers for feasibility studies for the 
renovation and remodeling of Fernald and 
Wilder Halls at UM/Amherst. 

Mr. Littlefield introduced the North Village Solar 
Energy Demonstration Project — UM/Amherst. This energy conser- 
vation demonstration project is a joint effort of campus and 
federally sponsored groups. The program will involve four 
North Village apartments and requires the approval of the 
Building Authority because of planned alterations to the 
exterior of the buildings. The equipment will be sidewall 
mounted on south walls of the buildings and will consist of 
four different experimental systems. Participation will be 
voluntary, and the program will be evaluated on a four season 
cycle. Questions were raised concerning the removal of the 

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Renovation 
of Fernald 
and Wilder 
Halls 



UM/Amherst — 
North Village 
Solar Energy 
Demonstration 
Project 
(Doc. T79- 
038) 



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equipment and funds for the restoration of the building walls 
should the project prove unsatisfactory. It was the consensus 
of the Committee that provisions should be made for funds for 
this renovation. There being no further discussion it was 
moved, seconded and 



UM/ Amherst — 
Status of 
Projects 
Under 
Construction 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees seek 

the concurrence of the University of Massachu- 
setts Building Authority in authorizing the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst to par- 
ticipate in the solar energy demonstration 
project detailed in Doc. T79-038; and to request 
consideration of payment of demolition of the 
project if necessary and reconstruction of the 
building. 

Chairman Kassler proposed that there is a meeting of 
the Committee at UM/Amherst to enable the Trustees to see the 
status of building conditions there. It was suggested that a 
complete presentation be made to the Trustees of existing 
problems and progress. It was the consensus of the Committee 
that September would be the most convenient time and it was 
agreed that Ms. Hurd would work out the details of the proposed 
meeting. 

The last item of the agenda was Status of Projects 
Under Construction — UM/Amherst. A brief report was given on 
the problem of leaks in the roofing, crawl space and sliding 
doors at North Village Apartments. Additional problems of 
leaks in the parking garage and deficiencies in the Campus 
Center Plaza were discussed, focussing on repairs and cost. On 
motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees ask 
the University of Massachusetts Building 
Authority to consider with the Trustees of 
the University means of correcting the roof, 
crawl space and flashing problems in the North 
Village Apartments at UM/Amherst and the fi- 
nancing thereof. 



and further 



VOTED : 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees ask 
the University of Massachusetts Building 
Authority to consider with the Trustees of 
the University means of correcting the water- 
proofing problems at the parking garage at 
UM/Amherst and the financing thereof. 



and further 



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VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees urge 

the University of Massachusetts Building Authority 
to join with the Trustees of the University in 
taking such actions as are necessary to correct 
deficiencies in the plaza system as soon as pos- 
sible and to obtain the funds necessary to do such 
work; and further to request the Building Authority 
to examine the possibility of legal actions against 
those responsible for the deficiencies. 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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ATTENDANCE 






UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

SPECIAL MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 



May 23, 1979; 11:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Trustee Krumsiek, Acting Chairman 
President Knapp; Trustees Cross, Dennis and LaVoice, Treasurer 
Brand; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Chairman Crain and Trustee Breyer 

Other Trustees : Trustees Marks, Morgenthau, Robertson, Sawtelle 
and Troy; Mr. Callahan representing Trustee Anrig and Mr. Colby 
representing Trustee Winthrop 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Stine, Assist- 
ant Vice President; Father Walsh, Academic Advisor to the Presi- 
dent 



The meeting was called to order in the absence of Chair- 
man Crain by Trustee Krumsiek, Acting Chairman. President Knapp 
introduced discussion of the Chancellor's Compensation Package — 
UM/Boston. He explained that the University is beginning to find 
itself at a disadvantage with other institutions in recruitment 
benefits. For instance, individuals being recommended for a dean- 
ship at UM/Boston are making more in their present positions than 
most of the deans earn at either UM/ Amherst or UM/Boston. Not 
only are salary levels low, but also fringe benefits are below 
those provided by educational institutions in other state systems 

President Knapp recommended the following compensation 
package for Dr. Robert Corrigan, who he is recommending to the 
Board for the Chancellorship at UM/Boston: 

1) a base salary of $52,000; 

2) $1,808 yearly from trust fund income to supplement 
the state retirement system benefits, to be adjusted 
yearly to reflect salary or benefit changes; 

3) a housing allowance of $800 a month; 

4) an entertainment allowance of $16,000; and 

5) the use of a state car. 



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Compensation 
Package 



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vost at the University of Maryland, is being considered for the 
presidencies of two other institutions, and it is necessary for the 
University to be competitive. The trust fund income supplement 
will allow Dr. Corrigan to invest in an individual retirement plan , 
thus increasing his retirement benefits to cover his total salary. 
The housing allowance is based on the current housing market and 
interest rates. Although the entertainment allowance is less than 
that of the former Chancellor, it had previously included a housing 
allowance; therefore the net amount is essentially the same. The 
use of a state car was also provided to the former Chancellor. 

Discussion ensued with regard to the retirement supple- 
ment and the housing allowance. Concern was expressed about bene- 
fits. After much discussion, it was the consensus that retirement 
supplements such as the one being proposed should be restricted to 
Very senior positions and that this should be a matter for inclu- 
sion in the University's executive compensation policy when it is 
proposed for Trustee action. With regard to housing, it was 
pointed out that one of the duties of the Chancellor is to foster 
good university relations, which requires use of the Chancellor's 
house for social activities involving faculty and staff. 

Salaries and perquisities for comparable positions at 
other institutions, both within the state system and at public and 
private institutions elsewhere, were discussed, and it was the con- 
sensus that the compensation package was reasonable. On motion 
made and seconded, it was then 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board take the following 

action: To approve the compensation package for 
Robert A. Corrigan (Doc. T79-049) . 

UM/ Amherst — President Knapp then briefly reviewed the Chancellor' s 

Chancellor's Compensation Package — UM/ Amherst, as follows: 

Compensa- 

1) a base salary of $55,000 



tion Package 



2) $3,422 yearly from trust fund income to supplement 
the state retirement system benefits, to be ad- 
justed yearly to reflect salary or benifit changes; 

3) the use of the Chancellor's house, including neces- 
sary repairs and some limited redecorating; 

4) an entertainment allowance of $16,000 and 

5) the use of a state car 

President Knapp explained each item of the compensation 
package for Dr. Koffer, currently Vice President for Academic Af- 
fairs at the University of Minnesota. He explained that the re- 
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of the house to regulate the temperature. The redecorating will 
be done over a period of years and is primarily to accommodate 
the tastes of the new occupants, which is a customary procedure. 
The entertainment allowance and the use of the state car are per- 
quisites which are furnished to the present Chancellor. 

The state requires ten years of service before an em- 
ployee acquires a vested interest in the retirement plan, so, be- 
cause of Dr. Koffler's age, it was proposed that the University 
guarentee the equivalent of a vested interest to Dr. Koffer in 
the event that he leaves the University before he has acquired 
vested rights. Three options for accomplishing this were proposed 
with the administration's recommendation of the third option. 
Discussion ensued with regard to the supplemental retirement pro- 
visions, including the costs which might be incurred under various 
conditions. After deliberation, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following 
action: To approve the compensation package 
for Henry Koffer (Doc. T79-049) . 

It was further 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board make the following 

resolve: In consideration of Dr. Henry Koffler's 
willingness to accept employment at the University 
of Massachusetts and as further inducement for him 
to accept such employment, the Board of Trustees of 
the University of Massachusetts hereby guarantees 
that, if Dr. Koffer should cease to be employed 
at the University without sufficient years of credi- 
table service to receive a superannuation retirement 
allowance under the State Retirement System, the 
Board of Trutees will pay Dr. Koffer a retirement 
allowance under the same terms and conditions which 
he would have received had he immediately become 
eligible for a superannuation retirement allowance 
upon becoming employed by the University of Massa- 
chusetts; provided, however that such a retirement 
allowance shall not become payable should Dr. 
Koffler at any time during his employment at the 
University of Massachusetts become eligible to re- 
ceive a superannuation retirement allowance under 
the State Retirement System. 

Trustee Dennis abstained from voting on the second motion. 

There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 12:25 p.m. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 



May 23, 1979; 11:45 a.m. 
Law Library 
Thirteenth Floor 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



ATTENDANCE: Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy, Mr. Colby repre- 
senting Trustee Winthrop ; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees Breyer, Popko, Morgenthau and 
Burack 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs and Mr. Lyons, Associate Vice President for Aca- 
demic Affairs 

Chairman Troy convened the meeting at approximately 
11:50 a.m. to address the appointments by the President of Robert 
A. Corrigan as Professor of English with tenure at UM/Boston and 
of Henry Koffler as Professor of Biochemistry with tenure at UM/ 
Amherst. After a brief discussion, on motion made and seconded, 
it was 



VOTED 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur in 
the appointment by the President of Robert A. 
Corrigan as Professor of English with tenure at 
the University of Massachusetts at Boston; 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur in 
the appointment by the President of Henry Koffler 
as Professor of Biochemistry with tenure at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 



With this business concluded, the Committee adjourned 
at approximately 12:00 noon. 



and further, 



VOTED : 




/W^/ • 



Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



UM/Boston — 
Appointment 
of Robert A. 
Corrigan with 
Tenure 



UM/Amherst — 
Appointment 
of Henry 
Koffler with 
Tenure 



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ATTENDANCE 



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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



May 23, 1979; 12:30 p.m. 
Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Trustees and Trustee Staff: Chairman Healey, President Knapp; 



Trustees Burack, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, Krumsiek, LaVoice, Marks, 
McNeil, Morgenthau, Robertson, Sawtelle, Shearer, Troy; Mr. 
Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Mr. Colby representing Trustee 
Winthrop ; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. 
Eichel, recorder 

Absent Trustees: Trustees Atkins, Breyer, Crain, Frechette, 



Kassler, King, Okin and Popko 

University Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; 
Father Walsh, Academic Advisor to the President 



UM/ Amherst : 



Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 



UM/Boston : Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Mr. 

Schwartz 



Bondy, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs 
Chairman, Chancellor's Search Committee 



Mr. 



The meeting was called to order at 12:52 p.m. by Chair- 
man Healey. The purpose of the meeting was to elect chancellors 
for the Amherst and Boston campuses. 

President Knapp briefly reviewed the search processes 
for both chancellorships, which began in October 1978 with the 
approval of the search procedures. The search committ^s were very 
thorough, and took into account affirmative action procedures and 
the unique characteristics of each campus. The candidates propose 
by the Committees met with the President and with the Board Over- 
sight Committee; the President's recommendations reflect the con- 
sensus of those who met with the candidates. President Knapp 
thanked the Search Committee for their excellent work. 

President Knapp recommended the Appointment of Robert A. 
Corrigan as Chancellor — UM/Boston. Dr. Corrigan most recently has 
been Provost at the University of Maryland, where his position re- 
quired strong assessment of directions, planning and allocation 
of resources. From both faculty and administraton standpoints, 
he performed well in that position. At the University of Iowa, 
where he previously served, he was involved with municipal affairs 
and is not unfamiliar with the needs of an urban area and urban 
politics. He has dealt with the development of new programs in 



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Appointment 
of Robert A. 
Corrigan as 
Chancellor 



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times of stress, establishing courses in American Studies and 
Afro-American Studies. He had been involved in a variety of acti- 
vities within his scholarly discipline both abroad and in this 
country and is currently serving on the National Endowment for the 
Humanities. He is familiar with funding agencies in Washington. 
His views, interests and willingness to move effectively in any 
considerations of reorganization as well as the development of the 
Columbia Point area make him an extremely well qualified person 
for the broad range of tasks before the campus. 

Trustee Burack said that the Board Oversight Committee 
enthusiastically concurred in the President's recommendation. 
Trustee Troy, also a member of the Board Oversight Committee, 
agreed wholeheartedly with Trustee Burack. 

Trustee Troy reported that the Committee on Faculty and 
Educational Policy had met and voted to recommend concurrence in 
the award of tenure to Dr. Corrigan. 



On motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : 



To appoint, upon recommendation of the President, 
Robert A. Corrigan Chancellor of the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston (Doc. T79-047) ; 



and further 



VOTED ; To concur in the appointment by the President of 
Robert A. Corrigan as Professor of English with 
tenure at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. 

Trustee Krumsiek, reporting for the Committee on Budget 
and Finance in the absence of Trustee Crain, said that the Commit- 
tee had discussed at length the compensation package recommended 
by the administration and outlined in Doc. T79-049 and had voted 
to recommend approval by the Board. On motion made and seconded, 
it was 

VOTES: To approve the compensation package for Robert 
A. Corrigan (Doc. T79-049) . 

UM/ Amherst — President Knapp then recommended the Appointment of Dr. 

Appointment Henry Koffler as Chancellor — UM/Amherst. 



Dr, 



Chancellor 



Koffler is a distin- 
of Dr. Henry guished biological scientist. While at Purdue University, he 
Koffler as established one of the truly outstanding groups of biological 

scientists in the country. As Vice President for Academic Affairs 
at the University of Minnesota, he established himself as a main 
exponent for academic excellence on the campus and maintained high 
standards with respect to academic appointments. Faculty and ad- 
ministrators at the University of Minnesota speak highly of his 
ability as an academic leader. 



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Trustee Burack said that the Board Oversight Committee 
enthusiastically recommended Dr. Koffler. Trustee Donlan added 
that the Search Committee was also pleased with this recommenda- 
tion. 

Trustee Troy reported that the Committee on Faculty and 
Educational Policy voted to recommend concurrence in the award 
of tenure to Dr. Koffler. 

On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To appoint, upon recommendation of the President, 
Henry Koffler Chancellor of the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst (Doc. T79-046) ; 



and further 



VOTED : 



To concur in the appointment by the President of 
Henry Koffler as Professor of Biochemistry with 
tenure at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. 



Trustee Krumsiek reported that the Committee on Budget 
and Finance had voted to recommend the compensation package for 
Dr. Koffler as proposed by the administration and outlined in Doc, 
T79-049. On motion made and seconed, it was 



VOTED: 



and further 



VOTED: 



To approve the compensation package for Henry 
Koffler (Doc. T79-049) ; 



In consideration of Dr. Henry Koffler 's willing- 
ness to accept employment at the University of 
Massachusetts and as further inducement for him 
to accept such employment, the Board of Trustees 
of the University of Massachusetts hereby guaran- 
tees that, if Dr. Koffler should cease to be em- 
ployed at the University without sufficient years 
of creditable service to receive a superannuation 
retirement allowance under the State Retirement 
System, the Board of Trustees will pay Dr. Koffler 
a retirement allowance under the same terms and 
conditions which he would have received had he 
immediately become eligible for superannuation 
retirement allowance upon becoming employed by 
the University of Massachusetts; provided, how- 
ever, that such a retirement allowance shall not 
become payable should Dr. Koffler at any time 
during his employment at the University of Massa- 
chusetts become eligible to receive a superannua- 
tion retirement allowance under the State Retirement 
System. 



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Chairman Healey thanked the Search Committee and the 
Board Oversight Committee for their work and said he felt the 
University and the Commonwealth were indeed fortunate in obtaining 
the services of two such outstanding people. President Knapp said 
he expected both Chancellors-elect to be at the June 6 meeting of 
the Board and a reception is being planned following the Board 
meeting for the Chancellors-elect and Board members. 

Trustee Donlan and Shearer offered a resolution of recog 
nition and commendation to the non-Trustee members of the search 
committees. On motion made and seconded, it was 



RESOLVED : 



To commend the non-Trustees members of the UM/ 
Amherst and UM/Boston Chancellor's Search Com- 
mittees, with special recognition to Chairmen 
Terence Burke and Steven Schwartz for their 
leadership, effort and accomplishment, which 
were truly exemplary, reflecting admirably up- 
on the University, as is proven by the results 
of the searches. As well, Mr. Richard Lyons 
and Ms. Sylvia Simmons, the administration rep- 
resentatives to the search committees, deserve 
special commendation for their outstanding per- 
formance. 



President Knapp expressed his personal appreciation to 
Father Walsh for taking on a difficult task and working with both 
committees through an arduous search process. There being no 
further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:12 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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ATTENDANCE 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 



May 30, 1979; 12:00 noon 
Twelfth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy, President Knapp ; 
Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop; Trustees Breyer, Burack 
and Popko; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary 

Absent Committee Member : Trustee Morgenthau 

Other Trustees : Trustees Cross and LaVoice 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs, and Mr. Lyons, Associate Vice President for Aca- 
demic Affairs 

UM/Amherst: Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 

i, 

Provost; Dean Jones; Professors Elkins , Pyle and Werby; Dean 
Shapiro 



UM 



/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Professor Fegusson, Alternate 
Faculty Representative; Professors Gaust, Swartz and Schwartz 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Provost Smith 

Chairman Troy called the meeting to order at approxi- 
mately 12:15 p.m. Mr. Lynton explained that redesignation of the 
Five College Ph.D. in Philosophy as the UM/Amherst Ph.D. in Philo- 
sophy is a change in nomenclature only, formalizing a situation 
that has existed for some time. The program has not, in fact, 
been a cooperative degree. The proposal to change the name of the 
degree has the endorsement of all the interested parties including 

he Five College Coordinator and the Five College deputy deans. 

ithout further discussion, and upon motion made and seconded, it 
was 



s 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees re-designate 
the Five College Ph.D. Program in Philosophy as the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Ph.D. Program 
in Philosophy, as set forth in Doc. T79-040. 

The establishment of Optional Minors at UM/Amherst intro 
duces a degree of flexibility for undergraduate students in 



UM/Amherst — 
Redesignation 
of Five Col- 
lege Ph.D. 
in Philosophy 
as UM/Amherst 
Ph . D . in 
Philosophy 
(Doc. T79-040) 



UM/Amherst — 

Optional 

Minors 

(Doc. T79-041)! 



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UM/Worcester — 
Revisions in 
Governance 
Document 
(Doc. T79-042) 



UM/Boston — 
MA in 
Critical 
and Creative 
Thinking 



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supplementing the major. The program is entirely voluntary on 
the part of both the students and the departments and involves 
no additional resources. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the establishment of optional minors at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at Amherst and approve 
the procedures for establishing such minors as 
set forth in Doc. T79-041. 

The proposed Revisions in the Governance Document — UM/ 
Worcester provide clarifications of a previous document which had 
been reviewed and approved by the Trustees in 1977. That docu- 
ment included a provision that it be reviewed again within two 
years with a view toward re-evaluation and possible revision at 
that time. 

The revisions before the committee come in three areas: 
.(1) that method of reviewing department chairmen, (2) the selec- 
tion of membership of the Faculty Council, and (3) the creation o 
several standing committees on Faculty Council. The basic struc- 
ture of the document, Chancellor Goodman noted, remains unchanged, 
The revised document has been thoroughly reviewed on campus and 
was accepted by vote of the faculty. After a brief discussion it 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
and adopt the revised Governance Document of the 
University of Massachusetts at Worcester (Doc. 
T79-042) and repeal the Governance Document (Doc. 
T79-028A) approved November 3, 1976. 



Chairman Troy asked Mr. Lynton and Chancellor Van 
Ummersen to introduce discussion on a proposal for a new graduate 
program, an MA in Critical and Creative Thinking — UM/Boston. Mr. 
Lynton noted that the proposal had come before the Committee pre- 
viously for discussion and that the problems which had been iden- 
(Doc. T79-043)! tified at that time have been resolved; resources for the program 

have been clearly identified. The proposal is an in-service 
training program for elementary and secondary school teachers 
providing, through an interdisciplinary approach, the intellectual, 
tools, theoretical backing and practical information which will 
enable teachers to introduce and use in their classrooms material 
and programs which develop critical thinking skills in their 
students. The program was developed cooperatively by the Philoso- 
phy and Psychology Departments and incorporates faculty and 
courses from the Education and other departments. Professors 
Robert Swartz, Steve Schwartz and Fred Gamst were present and ex- 
plained the purpose and scope of the program and responded to 
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Following a long discussion of the proposal, Trustee 
Breyer suggested that a mechanism for continuous follow-up and 
evaluation be built into the program. Sister Popko said she was 
very pleased to see that the revised submission to the Committee 
resolved the earlier problems and clarified the program's intent. 
She said she would be interested in the results of the evaluation 
It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 

the establishment of a Masters Program in Critical 
and Creative Thinking at the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Boston, as described in Doc. T79-043, 
said proposal to be submitted to the Board of Higher 
Education for its review and approval, to be im- 
plemented in September, 1979, or as soon there- 
after as possible. 

Chairman Troy next turned to the item on the Name 
Changes for Centers in CPCS — UM/Boston. The three proposed name 
changes are intended to define more clearly the programs of the 
Centers. The proposed changes are (1) the Center for Community 
Change and Housing to the Center for Community Planning; (2) the 
Center for Human Growth and Development to the Center for Human 
Services; and (3) the Essential Skills Center to the Center for 
Applied Language and Mathematics. It was the general consensus 
of the Committee that the proposed changes were appropriate, ex- 
cept there was some discussion about the use of the word "applied 1 
in the Center for Applied Language and Mathematics. It was agreeijl 
that Chancellor Van Ummersen would go back to the College to 
determine whether the word's inclusion was essential to the prope:: 
description of the program. On this basis, with this understand- 
ing, upon motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees re-desig- 
nate the Center for Human Growth and Development 
as the Center for Human Services; the Center for 
Community Change and Housing as the Center for 
Community Planning; and the Essential Skills Center 
as the Center for Applied Language and Mathematics; 
all at the College of Public and Community Service, 
University of Massachusetts at Boston (Doc. T79-045) 

Chairman Troy then turned to the next agenda item, the 
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at Boston . He noted that the establishment of the trust fund 
needed approval of the Committee on Budget and Finance. Chancel- 
lor Van Ummersen explained that the campus has been interested in 
developing continuing education programs for adult learners that 
would use existing faculty resources and compliment its regular 
degree program. The proposal before the Committee includes pro- 
visions for using the regular governance review mechanisms for 



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Name Changes 
for Centers 
in CPCS 
(Doc. T79- 
045) 



UM/Boston — 
Continuing 
Education 
Trust Fund 
(Doc. T79- 
044) 



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UM/Amherst — 

Small 

Business 

Development 

Center 



UM/Amherst — 
Establishment 
of Human Re- 
search Center 
(Doc. T79- 
050) 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

all credit-bearing courses and emphasizes in-service and career 
education. Chancellor Van Ummersen stressed that Continuing Edu- 
cation would not be a separate division of the University, but 
would draw upon resources currently existing in the three college 
She noted that the trust fund structure provides some flexibility 
in the development of new programs during a time of fiscal con- 
straint. In addition, she said, the proposal conforms with the 
teaching overload policy under the faculty contract. 

After a short discussion, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend to the Committee on Budget and Finance 
that the Board of Trustees establish the University 
of Massachusetts at Boston Continuing Education 
Trust Fund, which shall have as a purpose the pro- 
vision of credit and noncredit programs and courses 
to the population of the Greater Boston area, as 
more fully described in Doc. T79-044. 

The Committee then discussed the Establishment of the 
Human Resources Research Center at the School of Business Admini- 
stration — UM/Amherst. The Center is the creation of Professor 
William Pyle who recently joined the faculty of UM/Amherst from 
the University of Minnesota. The Center, Professor Pyle explained, 
conducts research in the area of personnel management to increase 
the understanding of the processes involved in human resources 
management in businesses and other organizations. It is funded 
by approximately forty nationally-known organizations and will re- 
quire no additional resources from the University. 

After Professor Pyle's presentation and a brief discus- 
sion, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees establish 
the Human Resources Research Center at the School 
of Business Administration, University of Massa- 
chusetts at Amherst, as detailed in Doc. T79-050. 

Chairman Troy introduced Messrs. Raymond Werby and Art 
Elkins who are involved with the development of the Small Business 
Development Center — UM/Amherst. It was explained that the Center 
involves a network of universities and colleges in the Common- 
wealth. The participating institutions would assume responsibi- 
lity bases on a division of the geographical areas and a further 
refinement of those areas into specialized services. The Center 
at Amherst would coordinate the statewide network. Trustee 
Breyer noted that small businesses particularly needed to under- 
stand the myriad of federal and state regulations that affect then 
and suggested that the Center direct its attention to assistance 
for these small businesses in interpreting these regulations and 



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and appearing before federal and state boards and help small busi 
ness associations regarding appearances before federal and state 
boards. The Center would be funded by a grant from the Small 
Business Association. 

Dean Shapiro then presented an overview of the proposed 
Regional Instrumentation Center — UM/Amherst that would be made 
possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation. 
He explained that the NSF had initiated a program for the develop- 
ment of regional instrumentation centers after realizing that 
cost of the purchase and maintenance of instrumentation for re- 
search was becoming prohibitive. The Center at Amherst would be 
available not only to academic institutions, but also to industrial 
and governmental users. 

Plans for the development of an EPA Advanced Central 
Technology Center — UM/Amherst was also presented. Dean Jones 
explained that this Center would be funded by a multi-year grant 
from the Environmental Protection Agency and would provide an on- 
going program for the devlopment on future technologies, both re- 
medial and preventative, for pollution control. Related activities 
will include major visitation programs for EPA research staff and 
conferences. The establishment of all three Centers will need for- 
mal Board approval once funding from appropriate federal and stat^ 
agencies has been found. 

The Committee then addressed three Appointments to 
Tenure — UM/Amherst: (1) Professor Charles S. ReVelle as Professoj: 
of Civil Engineering with tenure effective September 1, 1979; and 
(2) Professor John T. Andrews as Professor of Geology and Geo- 
graphy with tenure effective September 1, 1980; and (3) Professor 
Kishor S. Trivedi as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineer 
ing. There was general agreement that each of the candidates 
represents an excellent appointment, although there was some dis- 
cussion about the appropriateness of awarding tenure coincident 
with initial appointments. Trustee Burack, noting that she was 
opposed to the practice of initial appointments with tenure in 
principle, asked to be recorded as abstaining from the three votes 

Then, upon motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the appointment of Charles S. ReVelle by the 
President as Professor of Civil Engineering with 
tenure at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst, effective September 1, 1979, as set 
forth in Doc. T79-051; 



and 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur in 
the appointment of John T. Andrews by the 



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Regional 
Instrumenta- 
tion Center 



UM/Amherst — 
EPA Advanced 
Central 
Technology 
Center 



UM/Amherst — 
Appointments 
to Tenure 



Charles S. 

ReVelle 

(Doc. T79-051) 



Professor 
John T. 
Andrews 
(Doc. T79-051) 



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Professor 
Kishor S. 
Trivedi 
(Doc. T79- 
052) 



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President as Professor of Geology and Geography 
with tenure at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst, effective September 1, 1980, as set 
forth in Doc. T79-051; 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the appointment of Kishor S. Trivedi by the 
President as Associate Professor of Electrical 
and Computer Engineering with tenure at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at Amherst as set forth 
in Doc. T79-052. 



At 2:10 p.m. on a roll call vote, the Committee entered 
executive session to consider the Awards to Tenure of Faculty at 
UM/ Amherst, UM/Boston and UM/Worcester and several Tenure Appeals 



and further 



VOTED: 



Trustees Troy, Burack, Breyer and Popko voted to enter 
executive session as did President Knapp and Mr. Colby. Trustee 
Morgenthau was absent. 

The Committee resumed in open session at 3:10 and upon 
motions made and seconded, it was 



UM/Boston — 
Award of 
Tenure to 
Professor 
Clyde Evans 



VOTED : 



and 



UM/Amherst, 
UM/Boston 
and UM/ 
Worcester — 
Awards of 
Tenure 
(Doc. T79- 
048) 

UM/Amherst — 

Tenure 

Appeal 

of Professor 

Prem Kumar 



VOTED: 



and further, 



VOTED : 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the award of tenure by the President to Clyde 
Evans, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the 
University of Massachusetts at Boston; 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the award of tenure by the President to those 
faculty members at UM/Amherst, UM/Boston and UM/ 
Worcester named in Doc. T79-Q48; 



To direct the Chancellor of the University at 
Amherst to reconsider his decision in the tenure 
appeal of Professor Prem Kumar under the following 
terms : 

(1) that the file be made complete by restoring the 
materials on teaching and service found missing 
on May 14, 1976 and July 11, 1977 when the file 
was inspected by Professor Kumar (see Tenure 
and Grievance Report pp. 4, 6) or, if these docu- 
ments are unavailable, that the Department Chair 
man provide equivalent information; 



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(2) that the Chancellor consider Associate Provost 
Bischoff s February 2, 1977 memorandum as the 
relevant Provost's level recommendation; 

(3) that the Chancellor exclude from consideration 
the so-called "Wolf report" and the letter from 
Professor Hartzler of February 9, 1977 (see 
Tenure and Grievance Commmittee Report 7) ; 



VOTED: To insert the following into the records of the 
Committee of May 30, 1978: 

The Committee found no procedural error in the 
tenure appeal of Professor Janet Kohen which would 
warrant asking the Chancellor to reconsider the 
case; 



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Tenure Appeal 
of Professor 
Janet Kohen 



and further, 



VOTED : To ask the President for his recommendation on the 
issue of whether Dr. Robert Glorioso's scholarship 
was properly considered under Board policy. 

The meeting was adjourned at 3:20 p.m. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
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ATTENDANCE: 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 

June 6, 1979; 9:00 a.m. 

Room 308 
Administration Building 
Harbor Campus 
University of Massachusetts/Boston 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Crain, President Knapp ; 
Trustees Cross, Dennis, Krumsiek and LaVoice; Ms. Hurd , Adminis- 
trative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member : Trustee Breyer 

Other Trustees : Trustee Shearer; Ms. Bailey representing Trustee 
King 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Ms. Simmons, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; 
Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice President 



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Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Ms. 



Finance; Mr 

Strother, Associate Director, Office of Budget and Institutional 

Studies; Mr. Barenberg, Graduate Student; Professor Frank, Faculty 

Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director, In- 
stitutional Planning and Budgeting 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance and Hospital Director; Mr. Fellner, 
Director, Office of Reimbursement and Special Studies; Ms. Rosen- 
Katz, Manager, Day Care Center; Mr. Thompson, Associate Vice Chan* 
cellor for Community Affairs, Planning and Development 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chair- 
man Crain. Mr. Stine introduced the first agenda item, FY80 Trust 
Fund Budgets , which he said would provide approximately $50 mil- 
lion dollars of income to the University (20-25 percent of the 
total University budget) . These trust funds provided support for 
three basic purposes: (1) major auxiliary enterprises on the cam- 
pus, such as health services, boarding and residence halls and the 
Campus Center at UM/Amherst; (2) extraordinary student services 
such as the fine arts, athletics and recreational programs, new 
student counseling and child care; and (3) special activities in- 
cluding the University Press, Continuing Education and laboratory 
fees. 



FY80 

Trust Fund 
Budgets 






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Revenue 

Based 

Budget 

(Doc. T79- 

024) 



UM/Worcester-- 
Fee-Based 
Budget, (Doc. 
T79-058) UM/ 
Boston Fee- 
Based Budget 
(Doc. T79- 
057) 



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Mr. Stine indicated that some of the trust fund budgets 
pose problems because they are not completely self-supporting. 
There is also a need for a policy as to whether reserves are re- 
quired and at what levels. In addition, in order for more effi- 
cient management of the residence hall system, the University of 
Massachusetts Building Authority management and service agreements 
need revision to eliminate inter-project loans. The Campus Centet 
garage continues to present economic viability problems. 

Mr. Beatty reviewed the process by which the Revenue- 
Based Budget — UM/ Amherst had been developed. Two fees are still 
to be resolved, Campus Center Hotel rates and the Student Activi-: 
ties Tax. The dollar amount of the latter had been agreed upon, 
but there are some particulars still to be settled between the ad- 
ministration and the students. After brief discussion, Trustee 
LaVoice asked that the Student Activities Fee be included on bill- 
ings to students with an asterisk to indicate that it was subject 
to Board approval. This was acceptable to the Committee. It was] 
anticipated that consideration of this fee will be an agenda item; 
on June 27, at the meetings of the Committees on Budget and Fi- 
nance and Student Affairs. 



Chairman Crain asked about the renovations in the re- 
sidence halls and whether there was some assurance that there would 
be no vandalism. Mr. Madson said that a Committee on Vandalism 
had been formed to examine the vandalism problem in residence 
halls. Their report was due in July and would be distributed to 
the Trustee Student Affairs Committee. Chairman Crain requested 
that the Committees on Budget and Finance and Buildings and Grounds 
be given an opportunity to inspect the buildings being renovated, 
possibly in September, and to follow up this tour at a later date 
to determine how well the buildings were being treated. He also 
asked for an opinion from University Counsel prior to the Board 
meeting as to the legality of the inter-project loans for mainte- 
nance of residential buildings. 



Mr. Beatty reported that the problem of bad debts in 
the family housing units was being addressed. Evictions were oc- 
curring where tenants were two months behind in rent, but collect- 
ing money from evicted tenants was difficult since many left the 
state . 

Chancellor Goodman briefly reviewed the Fee-Based Bud- 



get — UM/Worcester . No changes were being proposed for FY80. 

Chancellor Van Ummersen reported that the Fee-Based 
Budget — UM/ Boston was based on continuing fees and new fees ap- 
proved by the Board in April. She indicated that when the physical 
education facility is completed, the campus will request a change 
in the Athletic Fee to reflect the new programs. Since there was 
a commitment to the community residents that this facility would 
be available for their use, it was suggested that a neighborhood 
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Trustee Cross, the Chancellor indicated that the Commencement Fee 
increase was a move to make this trust fund self-supporting. The 
03 positions in the Summer School Trust Fund budget were for a 
small number of administrative staff and some adjunct faculty. 
The reserve in the Parking and Transportation Trust Fund had been 
carried for the past several years to improve the road surface and 
terminal area should the University purchase the Gulf Oil Property 
It was also noted that the Student Activities Trust Fund Budget 
had not yet received final approval by the Student Activities Com- 
mittee and, if necessary, adjustments would be made. 

There were no further questions, and it was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the FY 1980 Revenue-Based Budget, University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst (Doc. T79-024). 



and 



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VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the FY 1980 Fee-Based Budget, University of 
Massachusetts at Boston (Doc. T79-057). 

and further, 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the FY 1980 Fee-Based Budget, University of 
Massachusetts at Worcester (Doc. T79-058) . 

In discussing the proposed Day Care Center Fees — UM/ UM/Worcester- 
Worcester, Mr. Thompson explained that, unlike the day care facili- Day Care 
ties on the other campuses, the Center at Worcester is an educa- 
tional resource serving as a training facility for medical student 
and residents in the developmental assessment of children. It al- 
so provides child care services for the children of students, fac- 
ulty and employees of the Medical Center and has proved to be a 
positive factor in the recruitment and retention particularly of 
nursing personnel. 

Fees are based on three factors: (1) the age grouping 
of the child, (2) the gross weekly income of the parents, and (3) 
the family size. Since the campus cannot sustain the center with 
the current level of fees, the campus is proposing fee increases. 
However, to increase the fees to a point where the Center would 
be self-supporting would mean that it would not be competitive witlh 
other facilities in the area, so a subsidy from the University 
will be necessary. The campus is also proposing a new fee to be 
charged when a child is picked up late. There was considerable 
discussion about fees and concern that the sliding fee scale as 
proposed put a greater burden on low income families. It was 



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Continuing 
Resolution 



Status of 
the FY80 
Budget 



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agreed that this matter should be tabled for further consideration 

So that the President could have the authority to ex- 
pend funds for the operation of the University from July 1, 1979 
until the FY80 Operating Budget had been passed by the Legislature 
and approved by the Board, the following Continuing Resolution was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend to the Board of Trustees that 
the President be authorized to approve and 
adopt the policies and procedures governing 
the expenditure of state and non-state funds 
by the campuses, the University Administra- 
tion and the Institute for Governmental Serv- 
ices from July 1, 1979 until such time as the 
Board of Trustees adopts the Operating Budget 
for Fiscal Year 1980. The approval of expendi- 
ture of said funds shall be consistent with the 
applicable state statutes governing the FY80 
appropriation and in accordance with trustee 
policy. 

Chairman Crain said that as soon as the budget was ap- 
proved by the Legislature a special meeting should be convened to 
obtain Trustee approval. 



Budget , 



President Knapp then reported on the Status of the FY80 
The budget reported out of House Ways and Means is less 
than the Governor's recommendation. There are several areas in 
the legislation which present difficulties for the University. 
The proposed reduction in the 01 and 02 personnel accounts to 
establish an emergency reserve fund could conceivably result in 
significant cutbacks in personnel; President Knapp noted that he 
had been assured, however, that the intent was to fund all cur- 
rently funded positions on the campuses. 

It appears that miscalculations have eliminated $610,000 
required to support positions at UM/ Amherst which were moved from 
the 03 to the 02 account. In addition there is a shortfall of 
$285,000 in the UM/Boston 01 account and no funding for 20 new 
faculty positions authorized last year for UM/Worcester . However, 
during the floor discussion, $1.3 million had been added to the 
campus budgets to cover these shortfalls. 

The budget as reported out by House Ways and Means does 
not include an exemption for higher education from Administration 
and Finance control of Grants and Contracts, as had been the case 
in past years; a proposed amendment would include the exemption in 
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A new Section 44 provides for a salary roll-back pro- 
vision for administrative personnel earning over $30,000. Merit 
increases for those persons who were receiving over $30,000 in 
1977 would be rolled back and no new personnel would be hired at 
salaries above the 1977 level only as adjusted by mandated cost-of- 
living increases. This provision would seriously affect a large 
number of people at the University from the department chairman 
level upward. The legal and constitutional aspects of this pro- 
vision have not yet been determined. 

The Hospital subsidy has been reported out at $2.5 mil- 
lion; the University had requested $4.5 million. UM/Amherst had 
shortfalls in the 03, equipment and maintenance accounts, as well 
as in requested work/study money; UM/Worcester had shortfalls in 
equipment, maintenance and educational supplies. The net increase 
of $50,000 for the University Administration does not allow for 
requested state funding of all personnel. 

House Ways and Means provided $2.4 million for student 
assistance including $50,000 for the disadvantaged and $150,000 
for scholarships. The University request was for $4.5 million. 
The total University budget as proposed by House Ways and Means 
is $11 million less than the University request, discounting the 
3 percent reserve fund. 

President Knapp concluded his remarks with the news that 
the Capital Outlay Budget had been reported out on Tuesday, June 
5 . 

The last item of agenda was a report on Trust Fund In- 
terest . At its February meeting the Board had set aside $180,000 
from Trust Fund Interest to be redistributed by the President, and 
a report specifying the President's reallocation was circulated to 
the Board. 

As an item of new business, Trustee Dennis noted that it 
lad been some time since there had been a report on the status of 
Small Business/Minority Purchasing. He asked that it be included 
pn the agenda of the next meeting of the Committee. There being 
ho further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
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ATTENDANCE: 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



Wednesday, June 6, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 
Chancellor's Conference Room 
Administration Building 
Harbor Campus 
University of Massachusetts/Boston 



Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey; President Knapp ; 
Trustees Atkins, Burack, Crain, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, Kassler, 
Krumsiek, LaVoice, McNeil, Morgenthau, Shearer and Troy; Mr. 
Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Mr. Lenhardt representing 
Trustee Frechette; Ms. Owens representing Trustee Okin; Mr. Colb^ 
representing Trustee Winthrop; Ms. Hurd , Administrative Secretary; 
Ms. Eichel, recorder 



Absent Trustees : Trustees Breyer, King, Marks, Popko, Robertson 
and Sawtelle 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Bench, Associate University Counsel; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice 
President 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Bromery; Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs and Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Stu- 
dent Affairs; Ms. Strother, Associate Director, Office of Budget 
and Institutional Studies; Professor Frank, Faculty Representa- 
tive 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance; Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director, Institutional Plan- 
ning and Budget; Professor Fergusson, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Goodman; Mr. Smith, Provost 

Guests : Chancellors-elect Corrigan, Koffler and Tranquada 

The meeting was called to order at 2:14 p.m. by Chair- 
man Healey, who expressed the Board's appreciation to Daniel 
Fenn of the Kennedy Library for the tour of the Library facility 
prior to the Board meeting. 

On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the May 2, 1979 regular 
meeting of the Board of Trustees and the May 23, 
1979, special meeting of the Board. 



Approval of 
Minutes of 
Prior 
Meeting 



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President ' s 
Remarks 



Award of the 
University 
Medal for 
Outstanding 
Service 



Reinstitution 
of Title Hon- 
orary Pro- 
fessor of the 
University 
and Naming 
of Trustee 
Troy to the 
Position 



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President Knapp reported that the Committee on Long- 
Range Planning recently met to discuss reorganization, but no 
formal action had been taken. It is anticipated that the newly- 
established Legislative Commission will begin to coordinate all 
reorganization efforts in six months. 

President Knapp recalled that when the Board approved 
the establishment of the University Center for Studies in Policy 
and the Public Interest, Professor Patterson indicated he would 
report within six months on activities being planned. This re- 
port is expected shortly. 

President Knapp then proposed the Award of the Univer- 
sity Medal for Outstanding Service to Professor Patterson, Chan- 
cellor Goodman and Chancellor Van Ummersen for their service to 
the University while searches were underway for the Presidency 
and Chancellorships. On motion made and seconded, it was unani- 
mously 



VOTED : 



and further. 
VOTED : 



and further, 
VOTED : 



To award the University Medal for Outstanding 
Service to Franklin Patterson for his dedi- 
cation and selflessness in serving as Interim 
President of the University; 



To award the University Medal for Outstanding 
Service to Claire A. Van Ummersen for her dedi- 
cation and selflessness in serving as Acting 
Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts 
at Boston; 



To award the University Medal for Outstanding 
Service to H. Maurice Goodman for his dedi- 
cation and selflessness in serving as Acting 
Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester and Acting Dean of the Medical 
School. 



President Knapp expressed his appreciation to the Chancellors of 
all three campuses for their service. 

The President then recalled some University history anc 
asked the Trustees to consider two recommended actions. A trans-- 
script of the President's remarks follows: 

"Just fifty years ago there was unrest at Massachusetts 
Agricultural College. For the third time in the insti- 
tution's history the students and some of the alumni 
were trying to change the College's name to Massachu- 
setts State College. 

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The Students rightly felt that the latter more accu- 
rately described the College. 

"At first the movement was controlled by a raucous 
group called Kongo. Kongo made much noise and lit- 
tle progress. It was succeeded by the Agitation 
Committee. 

"One member of the Agitation Committee on graduating 
from Massachusetts State in 1931 immediately joined 
the faculty of the newly renamed institution. In 
the course of his career he became, in the words of 
one of America's most reputable historians, once a 
student of his, a teacher absolutely unique in the 
vigor, clarity and passion he brought to the class- 
room. 

"Some time after retirement, in February 1963, he was 
appointed to this Board, and shortly thereafter this 
former member of the Agitation Committee became Chair- 
man of the Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy, 
a post he still holds." 

Both recommendations met with the enthusiastic approval 
of the Trustees, and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To reinstitute the title Honorary Professor of the 
University, which title is to be held by only one 
individual at a time. 

and further, 

VOTED ; To name Frederick S. Troy Honorary Professor of 
the University. 

Trustee Troy expressed pleasure at being so honored. 

President Knapp indicated that the FY80 Operating Bud- 
get (House Bill 6363) reported out of House Ways and Means con- 
tained less money for the University than had been recommended by 
the Governor and included some disturbing provisions. The Univer- 
sity's 01 and 02 personnel accounts were reduced by 3 percent and 
the extra money placed in a State Emergency Reserve Fund. This 
fund is not restricted to salaries and may be drawn upon for other 
purposes. The possible implications might include the need to 
file a deficiency budget, an immediate cutback in personnel, and 
a. severe restriction of flexibility in managing subsidiary ac- 
counts, which would jeopardize the University's fiscal autonomy. 

A new Section 44 has also been included in the budget. 
This Section contains a salary rollback provision, affecting ad- 
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UM/ Amherst — 
Chancellor' s 
Remarks 



UM/Boston — 
Chancellor 's 
Remarks 



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earning this salary or more in 1977 are subject to the loss of 
merit increases received from that time and those employed during 
the interim would have their salaries rolled back to 1977 levels 
with only mandated cost-of-living adjustments added. This will 
impact on negotiated collective bargaining commitments and the 
University's ability to compete for faculty and administrative 
personnel. 

President Knapp indicated that floor amendments had re- 
instated a $1.3 million omission in the campus personnel accounts 
This money would cover the personnel account transfer at UM/Amhers 
fund twenty approved new positions at UM/Worcester and restore 
$285,000 in the personnel accounts at UM/Boston. President Knapp 
stated his intent to lift the freeze on hiring in order to allow 
the campuses to fill critical needs positions if the Trustees had 
no objections to this procedure. 

The seriousness of these provisions for the University 
and how the Trustees could best present this situation to the 
Legislature were discussed at length. It was the consensus that 
Section 44 posed the most serious and immediate threat to the sur- 
vival of the University as a quality institution. At the sug- 
gestion of Trustee Kassler, the Board unanimously adopted the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

RESOLVED : That the Board of Trustees strongly opposes 
Section 44 and the reserve fund proposal of 
the budget which has now left the House and 
been forwarded to the Senate. 

Chairman Healey said that if there were no objections, 
the August Board meeting would be held on the second Wednesday, 
August 8, rather than the first Wednesday of the month. 

Chancellor Bromery briefed the Trustees on Amherst cam- 
pus matters. He introduced Professor Joseph Frank, the newly elec 
ted faculty representative to the Board. He reported that Com- 
mencement went well. There were 5,510 degree recipients — 3,600 
were present at Commencement, along with 18,000 parents, relatives 
and friends. 

Chancellor Van Ummersen introduced Professor Frances 
{Fergusson, the newly elected faculty alternate representative from 
the Boston campus. Since this would be her last meeting as Acting 
Chancellor, she highlighted campus progress during the past year. 
[The campus was visited and evaluated by the New England Asso ci- 
tation of Schools and Colleges and received reaccreditation for 
the full ten-year period. The mission of the school had been 
clarified and defined and goals were set for realizing these ob- 
jectives. A resource allocation process for both funds and per- 
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and restructure existing graduate programs and develop appropriate 
new ones. Chancellor Van Ummersen indicated that campus exchanges 
are more open, personnel are more receptive to new ideas and to 
working cooperatively for the institution; and faculty, staff and 
students have begun to redevelop a sense of pride in themselves and 
in the school. None of this, she said, could have been accom- 
plished without the support of the President and the Board and she 
hoped that their faith in her had not been diminished over the year 
in which she had served as acting Chancellor. 

Chancellor Goodman reported that he had gathered some 
interesting data on the graduates. He noted that applicants to 
medical schools should not be discouraged if they are not accepted 
on their first try. Of the 97 graduates this year, 26 were not ad- 
mitted at the time of their first application; 6 spent two or more; 
years at foreign medical schools before coming to UM/Worcester ; 10 
had received graduate degrees in other disciplines before they en-j 
rolled and 10 were over the age of 30. He recalled that Dr. Caper 
had presented a proposal to the Board for an exchange program with 
the People's Republic of China. Approved by the Chinese Minister 
of Health, the UMass Medical School, and the Shanghai First Medi- 
cal College, it will be the first such medical exchange between 
an American medical school and a medical school in the People's 
Republic. Chancellor Goodman noted that this would also be his 
last meeting as Acting Chancellor of the Medical School. He 
thanked the President, his staff, and the Trustees for their sup- 
port and cooperation. 

Trustee Kassler made the following statement: 

"At a time when leadership at the Medical School was in 
doubt and the viability of faculty was in question be- 
cause of inability to keep and attract good faculty, Moe 
Goodman took over as interim Chancellor at the Medical 
School. His ease in dealing with people, his sense of 
humor and his dedication to the job not only steadied 
the ship, but guided it forward. Many people consider 
the Medical School to be our academic Garden of Eden. 
It is important to note that throughout Moe's stay as 
Chancellor there was never a hint of an apple scandal. . . 

"We called upon Claire Van Ummersen to fill a most dif- 
ficult job; there was unhappiness on the campus and 
about the campus, a lack of good working relationships 
between the administration, staff, faculties and stu- 
dents 5- and fierce competition among several schools. 
With this background, the Board selected the Chancellor 
and gave her a simple task; achieve peace among all con- 
stituents; revise administrative practices, openly and 
fairly involving faculty and students; work with all 
constituencies to decide the proper mission of an urban 
university; and respond to the problem of declining ad- 
missions. And, by the way, do it with fewer dollars than 
we know you need. 

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UM/Worcester- 
Chancellor ' s 
Remarks 



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Report of thi. 
Committee on 
Faculty and 
Educational 
Policy 



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"Claire assumed this position - one which angels would 
fear to tread and one which only friendly Trustees 
could ask her to assume. With quiet strength, deter- 
mination and dignity she has dispatched her duties. 
Peace has come to the Boston campus. People still 
disagree but they are essentially no longer disagree- 
able. Many exciting campus and public events have been 
hosted at Boston. 

"We have come through an accreditation process with 
great distinction and have successfully concluded a 
national search for a permanent Chancellor by attract- 
ing an outstanding candidate. Ironically, that search 
for her successor reflected the type of dramatic changes 
that have occurred under Claire's leadership. Students 
and faculty from all three schools worked tirelessly 
with staff, administration and Trustees with one common 
goal, to select that individual who would build upon the 
Van Ummersen years and keep the Boston campus moving. 

"Last Sunday when the campus presented its first Hon- 
orary Degrees, UM/Boston came of age. As Chairman of 
the Search Committee which recommended Claire, it was 
most fitting for me to have participated in that cere- 
mony, knowing it was her last appearance as Chancellor. 
Her school had come of age and she was at the helm." 

On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To thank Chancellor Goodman and Chancellor 

Van Ummersen for their distinguished service. 

Chairman Healey then called for the reports of standing 
committees. Trustee Troy reported that the Committee on Faculty 
and Educational Policy had reviewed many issues at its May 30 
meeting. The first item discussed was the Re-designation of Ph.D . 
Program in Philosophy — UM/Amherst. This redesignation was a 



clarification in name rather than program content and would not 
UM/Amherst — preclude Five College students from enrolling in courses, 
Re-desig- 
nation of On motion made and seconded, it was 
Ph.D. Program 
in Philosophy^ vnfin 
(Doc. T79- 
040) 



UM/Amherst-- 
Optional 
Minors 
(Doc. T79- 
041) 



To re-designate the Five College Ph.D. in Philos- 
ophy as the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
Ph.D. Program in Philosophy, as set forth in Doc. 
T79-040. 



A proposal for Optional Minors — UM/Amherst, designed to 
complement students' major fields, was approved by the Committee. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 



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VOTED : To authorize the establishment of optional 
minors at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst and to approve the procedures 
for establishing such minors as set forth 
in Doc. T79-041. 

The Committee considered revisions to the Governance 
Document — UM/Worcester . The revisions clarified the earlier 
document approved by the Board in 1976. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve and adopt the revised Governance 
Document of the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester (Doc. T79-042) and to repeal 
the Governance Document (Doc. T77-028A) 
approved November 3, 1976. 

The proposal for a Master's Program in Critical and 
Creative Thinking — UM/Boston had again been reviewed by the Com- 
mittee. The new proposal addressed Committee concern over re- 
sources. The program will provide elementary and secondary 
school teachers with the tools needed to foster critical thinking 
skills in their students. The Committee recommended approval of 
this program. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the establishment of a Masters 
Program in Critical and Creative Thinking 
at the University of Massachusetts in 
Boston, as described in Doc. T79-043, said 
proposal to be submitted to the Board of 
Higher Education for its review and approval, 
to be implemented in September, 1979, or as 
soon thereafter as possible. 

The Re-designation of three centers in the College of 
Public and Community Service — UM/Boston more clearly defines 
their purposes and the Committee recommended Trustee approval. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To re-designate the Center for Human Growth 
and Development as the Center for Human Ser- 
vices; the Center for Community Change and 
Housing as the Center for Community Planning; 
and the Essential Skills Center as the Cen- 
ter for Applied Language and Mathematics; all 
at the College of Public and Community Service, 
University of Massachusetts at Boston. 
(Doc. T79-045). 

The Committee also reviewed the Establishment of the 
Continuing Education Trust Fund — UM/Boston and had recommended 
it for Committee on Budget and Finance action. 



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UM/Worcester- 
Governance 
Document 
(Doc. T79- 
042) 



UM/Boston — 
Master's Pro- 
gram in 
Critical 
Thinking 
(Doc. T79- 
043) 



.cc 



UM/Boston — 
Re-designation 
of Three Cen- 
ters in the 
College of 
Public and 
Community 
Service 
(Doc. T79- 
045) 



UM/Boston — 
Establishment 
of the Con- 
tinuing Edu- 
cation Trust 
Fund 



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UM/Amherst — 


Human Re- 


sources Re- 


search Center 


(Doc. T79- 


050) 



UM/Amherst — 
Small Busi- 
ness De- 
velopment 
Center, Re- 
gional In- 
strumenta- 
tion Center, 
and EPA Ad- 
vanced Cen- 
tral Tech- 
nology Center 

UM/Amherst — 
Appointments 
of Tenure of 
Charles S. 
Revelle, 
John T. 
Andrews and 
Kishor 
Trivedi 
(Docs. T79- 
051 and 052) 



UM/Amherst, 

UM/Boston, 

UM/Worcester- 

Awards of 

Tenure 

(Doc. T79- 

048) 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

The establishment of the Human Resources Research Cen- 
ter — UM/Amherst at the School of Business Administration, to 
conduct research in the field of personnel management, was rec- 
ommended for approval. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To establish the Human Resources Research 
Center at the School of Business Admini- 
stration, University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst, as detailed in Doc. T79-050. 

The Committee considered proposals for three centers 
at UM/Amherst, a Small Business Devolopment Center , a Regional 
Instrumentation Center and an EPA Advanced Central Technology 
Center . Trustee Troy explained that the centers would enhance 
the University's capacity for research and public service. When 
federal and state funding for these centers has been secured, 
the proposals will come to the Board for approval. 

Three Appointments to Tenure — UM/Amherst were reviewed 
and Board approval recommended. On motion made and seconded, it 
was 



VOTED : 



and further, 



VOTED 



To concur in the appointment of Charles S. 
Revelle by the President as Professor of 
Civil Engineering with tenure at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at Amherst, effec- 
tive September 1, 1979 as set forth in 
Doc. T79-051; 



To concur in the appointment of John T. 
Andrews by the President as Professor of 
Geology and Geography with tenure at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 
effective September 1, 1980, as set forth 
in Doc. T79-051; 



and further, 

VOTED : To concur in the appointment of Kishor S. 
Trivedi by the President as Associate Pro- 
fessor of Electrical and Computer Engineer- 
ing with tenure at the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Amherst as set forth in Doc. 
T79-052. 

Trustee Burack abstained from all three votes because of her ob- 
jection in principle to initial appointments with tenure. 

In executive session the Committee discussed Awards of 
Tenure — UM/Amherst, UM/Boston and UM/Worcester . After review of 
the candidates' records in the areas of teaching, scholarship anc 
service, the Committee voted to recommend concurrence with the 
President in the award of tenure. On motion made and seconded, 
it was 

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VOTED : To concur in the award of tenure by the 
President to those faculty members at 
UM/Amherst, UM/Boston and UM/Worcester 
named in Doc. 179-048. 

Trustee Troy reported that Trustee Burack voted in opposition to 
one tenure award. It was noted that twelve women and five minor- 
ity candidates received tenure, four of the five minority candi- 
dates were Afro-Americans. The percentage of tenured faculty at 
UM/Amherst is approximately 70 percent and at UM/Boston, approxi- 
mately 60 percent. 

The Committee also reviewed the tenure of Professor 
Clyde Evans — UM/Boston and recommended the Board's concurrence 
in the award of tenure. On motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To concur in the award of tenure by the 
President to Clyde Evans, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston. 

The Committee also voted to request the Chancellor — 
UM/Amherst to reconsider his decision regarding a tenure appeal 
and agreed with the President that there was no procedural error 
in a tenure appeal at UM/Boston warranting the Chancellor's review 
of the case. The Committee also asked the President for his rec- 
ommendation as to whether the scholarship of a former UM/Amherst 
professor had been properly considered at the time of his tenure 
decision. 

Trustee Kassler reported for the Committee on Building 
and Grounds. He requested that the September Board meeting be 
held at UM/Amherst to enable Trustees to inspect buildings with 
physical problems. It was hoped that by September there would be 
a report from legal counsel and the Attorney General's Office on 
the buildings' legal status. It was suggested that members of the 
Media Center prepare a presentation showing the extent of the prob- 
lems. Trustee Kassler asked that Trustee suggestions regarding 
the tour and other activities for this meeting be forwarded to the 
Administrative Secretary. 

Trustee Kassler indicated that the first Committee rec- 
ommendation was the Installation of a Passive Antenna for WFCR - 
FM — UM/Amherst which would enable WFCR to participate in an ex- 
panding public broadcasting satellite transmission program. On 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Western Massachusetts Broad- 
casting Council, Inc. to install a passive 
antenna for the WFCR broadcasting station at 
UM/Amherst. 

The Committee had been assured that the antenna is adequately in- 
sured. 



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UM/ Boston- 
Award of 
Tenure to 
Clyde Evans 
(Doc. T79-056) 



Report of 
Committee on 
Buildings and 
Grounds 



UM/Amherst — 

Installation 

of a Passive 

Antenna for 

WFCR-FM 

(Doc. T79-039) 



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The Committee had then discussed Fernald and Wilder 



Fernald and Halls Renovation — UM/ Amherst and recommended authorization of a 
Wilder Halls j feasibility study on the remodeling of these buildings. On motion 
Renovation made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President or his designee 
to ask the Designer Selection Board to 
select designers for feasibility studies 
for the renovation and remodeling of 
Fernald and Wilder Halls at UM/Amherst. 

A proposal for the Installation of Prototype Solar 



UM/Amherst — 
Installa- 
tion of Pro- 
totype Solar 
Energy 
Systems, 
North Vil- 
lage (Doc. 
T79-038) 



Energy Systems, North Village — UM/Amherst was reviewed, and the 



UM/Amherst— 
Campus 
Center 
Plaza 
System, 
the parking 
Garage and 
North Vil- 
lage Apart- 
ments 



Committee recommended approval of this demonstration heating con- 
servation project. The Committee had requested that provisions 
for dismantling be included should the project prove unsatisfactory. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To seek the concurrence of the University 
of Massachusetts Building Authority in 
authorizing the University of Massachu- 
setts at Amherst to participate in the solar 
energy demonstration project in Doc. T79-038; 
and to request consideration of payment of 
demolition of the project if necessary and 
reconstruction of the building. 

The Committee recommended that the Board request the 
Building Authority to work with the University to correct prob- 
lems in the Campus Center Plaza System, the Parking Garage and 
North Village Apartments — UM/Amherst. Problems with leaks and 
construction deficiencies in each facility were discussed. On 
motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : 



and further. 



VOTED 



To urge the University of Massachusetts 
Building Authority to join with the Trustees 
of the University in taking such actions as 
necessary to correct the deficiencies in the 
Campus Center plaza system as soon as possible 
and to obtain the funds necessary to do such 
work; and further to request the Building 
Authority to examine the possibility of legal 
actions against those responsible for the de- 
ficiencies ; 



To ask the University of Massachusetts Build - 
ing Authority to consider with the Trustees of 
the University means of correcting the water- 
proofing problems at the parking garage at UM/ 
Amherst and the financing thereof; 



and further 



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VOTED : To ask the University of Massachusetts 
Building Authority to consider with the 
Trustees of the University means of cor- 
recting the roof, crawl space and flash- 
ing problems in the North Village Apart- 
ments at UM/Amherst and the financing 
thereof. 

Trustee Crain reported that the Committee on Budget and 
Finance had reviewed FY80 Trust Fund Budgets , as well as other 
FY80 budget items. On motion made and seconded, it was then 

VOTED : To approve the FY 1980 Revenue-Based Budget, 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Doc. 
T79-024); 



and further, 



VOTED : 



To approve the FY 1980 Fee-Based Budget, Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at Boston (Doc. T79- 
057); 



and further, 



VOTED : To approve the FY 1980 Fee-Based Budget, Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at Worcester (Doc. T79- 
058). 

The Committee tabled action on Day Care Center Fees — 
UM/Worcester and requested revision of the proposed sliding scale 

The Committee recommended approval of a Continuing 
Resolution which would allow the President to operate the Univer- 



sity until the FY80 Operating Budget was approved. A special 
meeting of the Committee on Budget and Finance would convene to 
approve the budget as soon as it was available. On motion made 
and seconded, it was 

VOTED : That the President be authorized to approve and 
adopt the policies and procedures governing the 
expenditure of state and non-state funds by the 
three campuses, the University Administration and 
the Institute for Governmental Services from 
July 1, 1979 until such time as the Board of 
Trustees adopts the Operating Budget for Fiscal 
Year 1980. The approval of expenditure of said 
funds shall be consistent with the applicable 
state statutes governing the FY80 appropriation 
and in accordance with Trustee policy. 

Mr. Crain reported that the Committee on Budget and 
Finance had also reviewed the memorandum from President Knapp re- 
porting how he had allocated Trust Fund Interest. Trustee Burack 
stated her opposition to allocating funds for the Office of the 
Vice President of University Relations when the position had not 

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Report of 
Committee on 
Budget and 
Finance 

FY80 Trust 
Fund Budgets 
(Doc. T79-024, 
-057 and -058) 



UM/Worcester- 
Day Care 
Center Fees 

Continuing 
Resolution 



Trust Fund 
Interest 



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Bargaining 
Agreement 



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yet been filled. There was considerable discussion about this al- 
location. It was stressed that, at this stage, these discre- 
tionary funds were only being reserved and were not necessarily 
committed to the Office of the Vice President for University 
Relations. There was general agreement that President Knapp 
should continue to hold this money in reserve and come back to the; 
Board at such time as the plans for the Office of the Vice Presi- 
dent for University Relations are finalized. 

Trustee Krumsiek reported that the Ad Hoc Labor Re- 
lations Committee met prior to the Board meeting to consider three 
Collective Bargaining Agreements . These agreements had been 



approved by the Office of Employee Relations and the Committee 
recommended approval by the Board. On motion made and seconded, 
it was 



UM/Boston — 
Mass. Patrol-r 
men's Assoc- 
iation 
Agreement 
(Doc. T79- 
053) 



VOTED : 



UM/Amherst — 
Local 432, 
Unit A, BPO 
Agreement 
(Doc. T79- 
054) 



UM/Amherst — 
Local 432, 
Unit B, BPO 
Agreement 
(Doc. T79- 
055) 



and further 



VOTED 



and further, 



VOTED : 



To approve the Agreement between the Board of 
Trustees of the University of Massachusetts and 
the University of Massachusetts Patrolmen's As- 
sociation at UM/Boston (Doc. T79-053) ; provided, 
however, that no wage increases as specified in 
said Agreement shall become effective until the 
Governor has transferred sufficient funds to the 
University maintenance accounts to meet the cost 
of salary increases provided by said Agreement. 



To approve the Agreement between the Board of 
Trustees of the University of Massachusetts and 
Local 432, Unit A, The International Brotherhood 
of Police Officers at UM/Amherst, (Doc. T79-054); 
provided, however, that no wage increases as 
specified in said Agreement shall become effective 
until the Governor has approved said Agreement 
and has transferred sufficient funds to the Uni- 
versity's maintenance accounts to meet the cost 
of salary increases provided by said Agreement. 



To approve the Agreement between the Board of 
Trustees of the University of Massachusetts and 
Local 432, Unit B, The International Brotherhood 
of Police Officers (Command Officers) at UM/ 
Amherst, (Doc. T79-055) ; provided, however, that 
no wage increases as specified in said Agree- 
ment shall become effective until the Governor 
has transferred sufficient funds to the Univer- 
sity's maintenance accounts to meet the cost of 
the salary increases provided by said Agreement. 



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Trustee Krumsiek said the Committee had also discussed 
the administration of the faculty collective bargaining contract 
and had concluded the administration mechanisms were working well 

Chairman Healey announced that there would be an infor- 
mal reception immediately following the Board meeting for those 
present to meet the Chancellors-elect of the three campuses. 
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 
4: 20 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 
Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF 
TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON LONG-RANGE PLANNING 



June 20, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Marks, President Knapp; 
Trustees Donlan, Popko, Shearer and Troy; Ms. Hurd, Administrative 
Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Robertson and Sawtelle 



Other Trustees : Trustees Cross and LaVoice; Ms 
ing Trustee King 



Bailey represent- 



University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Mr. Lyons, Associate Vice President for Academic 
Affairs; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice President 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Rumpf , Coordinator of Institutional Studies 

UM/Boston : Mr. Riccards , Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Mr. 
Fenstemacher , Director, Institutional Planning and Budgeting 

The meeting was called to order at 10:06 a.m. by Chair- 
man Marks. President Knapp commented that the Report of the En- 
rollment Task Force , which was forwarded to the Committee, repre- 
sents a short-term projection covering the next five years before 
the real decline in the number of students of college age will be- 
gin. This interim period will allow time for the University to 
test some of the assumptions made in the report. There has been 
little evidence to date to suggest that the higher cost of private 
institutions will necessarily result in more students electing to 
go to public institutions. Therefore, the University must con- 
sider programmatic changes which will attract students to the Uni- 
versity and must review some of its past policies, such as the 5 
percent limitation on out-of-state students and the 40:60 lower 
to upper division ratio. Another decision will involve selec- 
tivity in admissions versus open enrollment. 



Concern was expressed that the need to fill dormitories, 
and to support other auxiliary enterprises, might become a govern- 
ing factor in the size of enrollments, and it was suggested that 
contingency plans be developed so that the enrollment 



Report of 

the Enrollment 

Task Force 



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policy will be based on educational rather than economic needs. 
It was suggested that the University work closely with the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts Building Authority to develop contingency 
plans for supporting the residence halls, but at the same time it 
was noted that since Building Authority buildings must be filled 
before state-owned residence halls, the greater impact would oc- 
cur in the older, state-owned dormitories. 

The basic premise of the report is that the current 
campus targets are desirable and should be maintained. Apart from 
the economics of the auxiliary enterprises at UM/Amherst, it is 
still desirable to meet targets for programmatic range and enrollf- 
ment levels in order to maintain the institution as a major uni- 
versity center. Areas where growth can occur are in the enroll- 
ment of both graduate and undergraduate out-of-state students at 
UM/Amherst and of graduate students at UM/Boston. This will re- 
quire greater recruiting efforts and both new kinds of programs 
and new locations. It was suggested that the alumni could prove 
to be a valuable asset in the recruiting effort. 

At the time the 5 percent limitation on out-of-state 
students was set in 1933, the intent had been to ensure that Mass 
achusetts students would not be denied access. If all qualified 
Massachusetts applicants can be accommodated under a policy allow- 
ing for an increased percentage of out-of-state students, this 
seems desirable since such a mix would enhance the quality of ed- 
ucation for the entire student body and would increase revenue to 
the state. In other New England public institutions of higher 
education approximately 50 percent of the student body is from out 
of-state. The Committee asked for accurate statistics on the act^- 
ual percentage of out-of-state students currently enrolled at UM/ 
Amherst since it was noted that several factors contributed to a 
rate higher than the 5 percent limitation. These factors include] 
the higher attrition rate for in-state students and greater than 
anticipated yields on out-of-state acceptances. It was suggested 
that an increase in out-of-state students could be phased in, as 
was the tuition increase. 

A possible residential component for UM/Boston was 
discussed and it was the consensus of the Committee that any resi 
dential facilities should come from the commercial housing market 
in the area and should not entail the building of dormitories. 
The possibility of space being provided for students in the reno- 
vated housing planned for Columbia Point was also considered. 

The Committee then reviewed each recommendation of 
the Task Force, beginning with the Amherst campus as follows: 



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1. That the percentage of out-of-state students be in- 
creased . The Committee concurred, with the under- 
standing that in-state students would not be ad- 
versely affected. An approach for implementing 
this recommendation will be presented by the Presi- 
dent to the Committee in the fall. 

2. That the upper to lower division ratio be changed 
from 60:40 to 50:50 . The campus has not been able 
to achieve the Board approved ratio of 60:40, so 
the Committee agreed that a more realistic goal 
would be appropriate. 



3. That more vigorous recruiting for freshmen and 
transfer students, both in-state and out-of-state be 
implemented . The Committee requested that the 
campus provide specific information about activi- 
ties progress in this area. 

4. That graduate students be more vigorously recruitec 



5. That strategies be developed to attract drop outs 
back to campus . The necessity of determining why 
these students drop out was emphasized, since mea- 
sures could then be taken to prevent losing quali- 
fied students. 

6 . That financial aid for low income students be 
strengthened . It was noted that tuition waiver in- 
creases could only partially solve the problem of 
financial aid resources. 

7. That graduate student stipends be increased . In 
order to attract good graduate students, stipends 
must approximate those offered by peer institutions 

8. That part-time student enrollment be facilitated . 
Presently part-time students are more or less con- 
fined to Continuing Education courses because of 
easier admissions procedures and more convenient 
scheduling. Relaxing admissions requirements for 
regular undergraduate courses would encourage those 
with limited time, especially adults, to enroll in 
these courses. 

9 . That ability to enroll students in currently re- 
stricted majors be increased . This could occur 
with more flexibility in the transfer of resources 
to programs in greater demand and by providing al- 
ternatives in those cases where students cannot be 
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10. That career-related in-service graduate programs 
be developed on and off the campus . This recom- 
mendation is to encourage professional people to 
enroll by eliminating frustrating admissions pro- 
cedures and the necessity of taking courses un- 
related to their professional advancement. This 
recommendation would not only allow the campus to 
increase its graduate student enrollment but would 
request that it do so. 

President Knapp noted that a complete- review of 
graduate programs at UM/Amherst had been mandated by the Board 
of Trustees in April 1978, but had been delayed. It is expected 
that Chancellor Koffler will direct his efforts to undertake a 
review of graduate programs for the Trustees by the spring of 
1980. 

The Committee next considered the recommendations 
of the Task Force for the Boston campus, as follows: 

1 . That recruitment be expanded and intensified . In 
order to obtain a greater number of area high 
school students, community college graduates and 
adults, the campus has recently increased its re- 
cruiting efforts by inviting groups of students 
and high school guidance counsellors to the campus 
as well as by improving its publications; these 
efforts must be continued and expanded. 

2. That flexibility and accessibility of programs be 
enhanced . Since a large percentage of the student 
body is 25 years of age or older and many work, 
more flexible scheduling and greater accessibility 
of courses need to be provided, including the ex- 
pansion of offerings in the Extended Day Program. 

3. That additional student support services be pro- 
vided . The growing percentage of part-time and 
non-matriculating students requires expansion of 
these services. 

4. That testing competency in basic skills, increas- 
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be enhanced . This is particularly necessary be- 
cause of the poor record of the public school 
system in providing basic skills. Without addi- 
tional support, these students become potential 
dropouts. 

That new course offerings be added to the curricu- 
lum . Many college bound high school students and 



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community college graduates indicate that they 
plan to major in programs which are not presently 
offered at UM/Boston. 

6 . That career-oriented graduate programs be devel- 
oped . A rapid increase in graduate programs is 
desirable within the next five years in order to 
increase the percentage from the current 1 percent 
to 5-10 percent by 1984. In order to accomplish 
this, the Boston and Amherst campuses will have to 
coordinate efforts and certain procedural problems 
will have to be addressed. 



It was noted that any plan for reorganization of 
public higher education will necessarily have a grave impact on 
graduate programs. However, in the absence of such a plan, the 
University must move ahead based on present knowledge and rea- 
sonable assumptions. It was the consensus that the enrollment 
projections should be updated yearly so that the University would 
always be looking at least five years ahead, which is a relatively 
short period for both programmatic and capital planning. 

Mention was made of the desirability of making it 
I possible for students to combine career-oriented minors with their 
majors. These options as well as dual majors are currently avail- 
able in some areas. 

Chairman Marks said that since there were a number 
of matters pending before the Committee, it would be helpful if 
the Administrative Secretary would append to agendas for Committee 
meetings a list of those issues on which initial discussion has 
taken place but which have not yet reached resolution. 

President Knapp then updated the Committee on a 
number of these issues. 



Mr. Andrew Knowles has agreed to chair the Capital 
Engineering Campaign committee at UM/Amherst. There has already 
been a commitment for $750,000 although the campaign has not yet 
been publicly announced. A document giving the rationale for the 
campaign is being prepared and will be provided to the Committee. 

The Graduate Nursing Program will be considered in 
the overall context of allied health programs, their interrelatior 
among campuses, with other institutions and with the public and 
private demands of the Commonwealth. Discussion will take place 
;with the new chancellors before determinations are made as to how 
these programs should be developed. 



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There have been no further developments with regard 
to the New England College of Optometry and its relationship to 
the University. 

The President has been appointed to the Mayor's 
Study Commission on Cable Television for Boston. Discussions 
are underway with respect to the possibility of a telecommuni- 
cations network which would allow the University to provide educa 



President Knapp said he would 
develop a proposal for presentation to the Trustees indicating 



tional and public service programs 

develop a proposal for presentatioi 

what he believes the University can do in this area. 



Mr. Lynton said that, related to telecommunications 
developments, a proposal will be coming to the Trustees in late 
summer for approval of a microwave link which will allow video- 
taped classes to be transmitted over the statewide network of 
DPW towers. 

President Knapp said that the background paper 
being prepared on reorganization would be in draft form at the 
end of the month. As soon as the University has reviewed this 
plan and has agreed on a position, there should be discussions 
with other members of the higher education community to see where 
there are areas of accord. It is not anticipated that the legis- 
lative commission on reorganization will get underway until the 
conclusion of this session of the Legislature. Chairman Marks 
stressed the importance of presenting the University 's position to' 
the Commission early in its deliberations. 

There being no further business, the meeting was 
adjourned at 12:12 p.m. 




Ann S. Hurd 
Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF 
TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



Wednesday, June 20, 1979; 3:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Kassler, President Knapp 
Trustees Burack, Donlan; Mr. Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; 
Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Atkins and Sawtelle 

Other Trustees : Trustees Cross and LaVoice 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Meehan, Senior Consultant 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance; Mr. Borton, Department of Animal Sciences; Mr. 
Littlefield, Director of Planning 

UM/Boston : Mr. Prince, Director of Planning and Development 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Quinlan, Director of Physical Plant 

Chairman Kassler called the meeting to order at 3:42 
p.m. The first item of agenda was the FY80 Capital Outlay Budget 
Mr. Meehan reported that the University had requested a total of 
$17,504,000 in the Urgent category. Both UM/Boston and UM/Wor- 
cester have grave reservations with respect to the Governor's 
recommendation of only $6,801,000. UM/Boston had requested 
$1,250,000 for site improvements on land abutting the Kennedy Li- 
brary. The Governor's recommendation provided $350,000 specifi- 
cally earmarked for improvements of the access road leading to 
the Kennedy Library. These funds had been requested in special 
legislation filed by the Kennedy Corporation and are now included 
in the FY80 Capital Outlay Budget. However, the campus had re- 
ceived no money for site improvements. The University is trying 
to have funds restored to this category, and the Harbor Campus 
has petitioned Secretary Hanley of the Executive Office for Admin:. 
stration and Finance for a word change in the 1971 Capital Outlay 
legislation. This amendment would allow the campus to reassign 
$800,000 for site improvement use which was originally designated 
for portions of the postponed College 030 construction. It was 
also reported that the University had requested $800,000 for con- 
struction of an ambulatory and out-patient clinic at the Medical 
Center and these funds had been eliminated from the Governor's 



FY80 Capital 
Outlay Budget 



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UM/Bos ton- 
Campus 
Entrance Sign 



UM/ Amherst — 
Equine Center 



UM/Worcester — 
DYS and 
Syrian Church 
Properties 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

recommendation. Mr. Quinlan indicated that this would seriously 
curtail expansion of outpatient clinic services at the Center and; 
affect internships in family medicine. 

The Committee was concerned about the budget recommenda- 
tions. It was felt that accommodation to the Library had jeopar- 
dized the University's priorities at UM/Boston. There would 
probably be little if any landscaping done in the area in time 
for the opening of the Kennedy Library in October; the reassigned 
$800,000 would not be available for use that quickly. In addi- 
tion, the Worcester community would be affected by the delay in 
the out-patient clinic's development. There was unanimous concen^ 
sus that Chairman Healey be advised of the Committee's concerns 
and his assistance, as well as the support of other interested 
parties, be sought in attempts to restore to these areas through 
the legislative and budget process. 

Mr. Quinlan summarized the progress of the negotiations 
for the DYS and Syrian Church Properties — UM/Worcester. The lack 
of a permanent Commissioner of Youth Services was the only ob- 
stacle to the completion of negotiations with the Department. 
Both parties agreed that they would mutually benefit from the 
Medical Center's acquisition of the land. The University and 
Syrian Church had recently come to a tentative agreement on a pur- 
chase price of $103,000 for the Church's land, based on two ap- 
praisals of the property that had been undertaken by the Medical 
Center. It was recognized that the price was subject to approval 
by the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, the Board of Trustees 
and the Syrian Church, as well as to the capital outlay process. 

Mr. Prince introduced discussion of a proposed design 
for the Campus Entrance Sign — UM/Boston which was presented to 
the Committee for its consideration. There was general dissatis- 
faction with the overall design, the lettering and questions abou : 
the stability of the structure. The lack of Trustee and student 
participation on the Design Committee and in the selection process 
was criticized. The Committee deferred action, referring the mat 
ter back to the campus and recommended that the Design Committee 
be reconstituted to include representation from additional seg- 
ments of the campus community. The committee should continue to 
work with the architect to suggest alternate design concepts for 
the sign. 

The Committee turned to the Equine Center — UM/Amherst. 
President Knapp indicated that a group of individuals from several 
parts of the Commonwealth had expressed an interest in raising 
private support for the University, particularly in light of de- 
creasing availability of public funding for major projects. Mr. 
Beatty requested Board authorization to determine a specific site 
for the construction of this facility and introduced Mr. Borton 
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in the Equine Studies Program, with wide participation from other 
segments of the campus and Amherst community. The current facili 
ties are inadequate and scattered. The projected facility would 
consist of an indoor arena and stables. He added that the con- 
cept of this arena had first been suggested by the Department of 
Animal Sciences. 

The Committee discussed the long-range implications of 
this venture. While there was serious interest in the project, 
there were also questions regarding maintenance and staffing im- 
plications. It was not clear what the costs of these would be, 
or if these costs would ultimately exceed the possible range of 
uses of such a facility. The campus was requested to prepare a 
report for the Trustees projecting these expenses over a ten-year 
period. In preparing this report, it was recommended that Uni- 
versity staff and interested private individuals be included in 
the discussions of potential sites, the costs of such an under- 
taking, sources of income to cover anticipated expenses and staf- 
fing needs. Upon motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees direct 

the Chancellor at UM/Amherst to recommend a site 
for the proposed Equine Center, said recommenda- 
tion to be accompanied by a report on the immediate 
and long-range budgetary implications of the Center 
(Doc. T79-061). 

Mr. Beatty reported on Pollution Control Coal-fired 
Boiler Plant — UM/Amherst. The BBC had hired the New York con- 



sulting firm of Syska and Hennessy to determine the current and 
long-term energy needs of the Amherst campus as well as the statu$ 
of pollution control methods. The consultants had studied a num- 
ber of alternatives based on long-term capital costs and the 
availability and costs of existing and potential fuel supplies. 
They concluded that the existing coal-fired boiler plant was the 
most appropriate system available for the future needs of the cam- 
pus. This system, however, would require staged replacement of 
the existing boilers. To comply with air pollution regulations, 
it was further recommended that a baghouse to collect the fly ash 
emitted by the boilers be installed. This fabric bag facility 
had proved to be a successful system in the past. The boilers had 
undergone preliminary tests and would be subject to additional 
combustion control tests prior to acceptance. Mr. Littlefield 
detailed the operation of the proposed system and indicated that 
it would afford the campus the most flexibility in converting to 
other alter ate energy methods if necessary in the future. The 
system will be built within the $3,600,000 appropriation. There 
being no further discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED ; Further to the Board vote on June 1, 1977 approving 
the development of a program and design for renova- 
tion of the coal-fired boiler plant to meet fly ash 

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Building 

Authority 

Renovation 

Program 



Installation 
of Solar 
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emission standards, to recommend that the Board 
of Trustees authorize the Chancellor at UM/Amherst 
or his designate, with the assistance of the Bureau 
of Building Construction and the firm of Syska and 
Hennessy, to prepare contract documents for the 
development of a fabric bag facility, subject to 
the favorable conclusion of additional tests, all 
as described in Doc. T79-060; 



and further, 



VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 

the Chancellor at UM/Amherst to initiate the boiler 
replacement program described in Doc. T79-060. 

Mr. Beatty informed the Committee of the status of the 
Building Authority Renovation Program — UM/Amherst. The campus is 
currently preparing a report for future Committee consideration, 

j which will detail existing problems, and analyze repairs, costs 
and long-range solutions . The material already provided to the 
Committee was only a preliminary analysis. The campus had shared 
with the Building Authority the series of votes passed by the Com 

| mittee on Buildings and Grounds at its last meeting, and would do 
so with all future information. Chairman Kassler was informed 
that the Building Authority was aware of the Committee's meeting 
schedule, and an invitation to attend these meetings had been 
extended. 

The last item of agenda was Installation of Solar Col- 
lector, John F. Kennedy Library . Mr. Prince explained that the 
Kennedy Library Corporation has proposed a lease agreement with 
the University for a maximum of 10 years, for the purpose of con- 
structing a solar energy collector on University property west of 
the Library site. The collector is designed to meet the Li- 
brary's domestic water heating needs. The Library has agreed thajt 
after the first five years, tenancy will be subject to other site 
development plans of the University and the lease could be ter- 
minated. The Committee suggested the possibility of the campus 
using the structure in solar energy study programs. The Commit- 
tee approved the installation subject to landscaping and dis- 
mantling provisions being included in the lease agreement. 

The meeting ended at 5:54 p.m. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
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MINUTES OF MEETING OF 
COMMITTEE ON STUDENT AFFAIRS 



Wednesday, June 27, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Shearer, President Knapp 
Trustees Cross and LaVoice; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; 
Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Kassler, Krumsiek, McNeil and 
Okin 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Simmons, Associate Vice President for Aca- 
demic Affairs 

UM/ Amherst : Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Mr. 
Preston, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Mr. 
Barenberg, Student 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Larner, Acting Director 
of Community Services; Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor for Student 
Affairs 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Fellner, Director, Office of Reimbursement and 
Special Studies; Ms. Rosen-Katz, Manager, Day Care Center; Mr. 
Thompson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Relations, Plan- 1 - 
ning and Development 

Chairman Shearer called the meeting to order at 10:17 
a.m. The first item of agenda was Day Care Fees — UM/Worcester. 
Mr. Thompson reported that the sliding fee schedule had been 
changed after the discussion at the June 6 Committee on Budget anc. 
Finance meeting. Questions had been raised at that meeting about 
the greater impact of the proposed sliding scale on low income 
families as opposed to those with higher incomes. The new sched- 
ule addressed that concern and attempted to provide greater con- 
sistency between the highest and lowest ranges of the scale. Mr. 
Thompson added that these rates were comparable to those being 
proposed at other centers in the Worcester ara. There being no 
further discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Committee on Budget and 
Finance recommend that the Board of Trustees 
approve the FY 1980 fee structure for the Day 
Care Center at the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester as set forth in Doc. T79-063. 



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Student 
Activities 
Tax 

(Doc. T79- 
024, Ad- 
dendum 1 
as amended) 



UM/Boston — 

Field 

Offices 



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The Committee next discussed the Student Activities 
Tax — UM/Amherst. Ms. Simmons indicated that the Amherst campus 
was requesting approval of a $12 per year increase in this man- 
datory undergraduate fee. The proposed increase reflected the 
establishment of a debt liquidation fund, increased personnel 
costs, and inflationary operating costs. One of the proposed 
stipulations of the fee increase was that no further increase 
would be requested prior to FY83. She added that the Committee 
on Student Affairs was being asked to review the substantive is- 
sues of the fee and recommend action to the Committee on Budget 
and Finance. 



Mr. Madson reported that the creation of the debt liqui 
dation fund would eliminate the existing Student Activities Offic£ 
deficit over a two year period. Mr. Preston noted that factors 
contributing to the current deficit included a revenue shortfall 
in the operation of the Daily Collegian ; a deficit in the Counsel 
ing Assistance for Older Students Program (CAOS) ; and shortfalls 
in fee income that had been based on enrollment projections. The 
priority of the campus was to improve management in these areas 
and establish procedures to prevent major deficits from occuring 
in the future. 



In discussing the program statement, several word changes 
were proposed by representatives of the Student Government Associa- 
tion. The specific suggestions included (1) a clarification of 
the role of the Undergraduate Student Senate in allocating funds; 
and (2) a statement that funding for the Student Activities Of- 
fice would continue to come from the S.A.T. but through the Vice 
Chancellor for Student Affairs to assume proper financial control 
procedures. It was recommended that the Committee's approval of 
the S.A.T. include acceptance of the four stipulations outlined 
in the program statement. The recommendations were accepted by 
the Committee. 



and 



There being no further discussion it was moved, seconder 



VOTED : To recommend that the Committee on Budget and 
Finance recommend to the Board of Trustees ap- 
proval of the $12 per year increase in the Student 
Activities Tax at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst with the qualifying provisions as set 
forth in the program statement (Doc. T79-024, 
Addendum 1 as amended) . 

Mr. Lamer gave an update on Field Offices — UM/Boston. 
The campus currently operates one facility at Columbia Point and 
one at Field Corner, Dorchester. Each office services its respec- 
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health, community relations and personnel services, meeting the 
individual and varying needs of each community. Columbia Point 
residents are encouraged to use the campus' recreational facility 
tutors from the campus work with residents; available campus jobs 
are posted at the field offfice; and campus personnel are working 
with the Tenant Task Force in planning for the redevelopment of 
Columbia Point. Mini-courses are sponsored at the Field Corner 
facility; the campus is involved in elderly housing projects 
(especially the Kit Clark development) and in housing loan pro- 
grams for residents of the area. The field offices are an impor- 
tant liaison between the campus and the community. 

Chairman Shearer expressed the Committee's appreciation 
for the overview and requested that her name be placed on the 
mailing lists of both facilities. 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:21 a.m. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE 
COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 



Wednesday, June 27, 1979; 1:30 p.m. 

Twelfth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy, President Knapp; 
Mr. Colby, representing Trustee Winthrop ; Ms. Hurd, Administra- 
tive Secretary 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Breyer, Burack, Popko and 
Morgenthau 

Other Trustees : Trustee Cross 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Mr. Lyons, Associate Vice President for Acade- 
mic Affairs 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Van Ummersen 

UM/Worcester : Provost Smith 

Chairman Troy convened the meeting at approximately 
1:35 p.m. Mr. Lynton presented the recommendation of the Appoints 
ment of Dr. T.O. Wilkinson as Dean of the Faculty of Social and 
Behavioral Sciences — UM/Amherst. Dr. Wilkinson is currently Pro- 1 
fessor with Tenure in the Department of Sociology and is serving 
as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 
He is the choice of a search committee, convened last September, 
to assume the position on a permanent basis. President Knapp 
noted that Chancellor-designate Koffler is in full agreement with 
this appointment. Upon motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
with the President in the appointment by the 
Chancellor of Thomas 0. Wilkinson as Dean of 
the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences 
at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
(Doc. T79-066). 

Mr. Lynton then presented the recommendation of the 
Appointment of Dr. Frederick W. Byron, Jr. as Dean, Faculty of 
Natural Sciences and Mathematics — UM/Amherst. Dr. Byron is cur- 
rently Professor with Tenure and Head of the Department of Physics 
His recommendation is the result of a national search; he was the 
first choice among five very strong candidates. It was noted thai 



UM/Amherst — 
Appointment 
of Dr. T.O. 
Wilkinson as 
Dean of the 
Faculty of 
Social and 
Behavioral 
Sciences 
(Doc. T79-066) 



UM/Amherst — 
Appointment of 
Dr. Frederick 
W. Byron, Jr. 
as Dean, 
Faculty of 
Natural 
Sciences and 
Mathematics 
(Doc. T79-068) 



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UM/Boston 
and UM/ 
Worcester — 
Tenure 
Awards 
(Doc. T79- 
067) 






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this appointment had also been discussed with Chancellor-desig- 
nate Koffler and he fully concurs with the recommendation. It 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
with the President in the appointment by the 
Chancellor of Frederick S. Byron as Dean of the 
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
(Doc. T79-068). 

At 1:40 p.m. on a roll call vote, the Committee entered 
executive session to consider Tenure Awards — UM/ Amherst, UM/Bostofi 
and UM/Worcester . Chairman Troy and President Knapp voted to en- 
ter executive session. Trustees Breyer, Burack, Morgenthau and 
Popko were absent. Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop was 
not present at the time of the vote, but joined the meeting 
shortly thereafter. 

The Committee resumed in open session at 2:10 and upon 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 

in the award of tenure by the President to those 
faculty members at UM/Amherst, UM/Boston and UM/ 
Worcester named in Doc. T79-067 and Addendum 1 
thereto. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:12 p.m. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE 
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 



Wednesday, June 27, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Crain, President Knapp ; 
Trustees Cross, Dennis and LaVoice; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Hurd, 
Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Breyer and Krumsiek 

Other Trustees: Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Hogan, University Controller 

UM/ Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administrationa and 
Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Mr. 
Bishop, Director of Procurement; Ms. Strother, Associate Director J, 
Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies 

UM/Boston ; Chancellor Van Ummersen; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director of 
Institutional Planning and Budgeting; Mr. Haney, Director of 
Procurement 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance and Hospital Director; Mr. Fellner, Director, Office of 
Reimbursement and Special Studies; Mr. Thompson, Associate Vice 
Chancellor for Community Relations, Planning and Development; Ms. 
Rosen-Katz, Manager, Day„ Care Center 

The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m. by Chair- 
man Crain. The Committee first addressed Small Business and Mino 



rity/Women Owned Business Purchasing Program . Ms. Bradin called 
the attention of the Committee to the graphs included in the re- 
port, which indicate that the dollar amount of purchases through 
the third quarter of FY79 is $1,366,300 for small businesses, 
exceeding the $976,334 total figure for FY78 and approaching the 
FY79 target of $1.5 million for the fiscal year. Although the 
record for Minority/Women-owned businesses is not as good, 
$315,694 through the third quarter of FY79 in comparison with 
$298,803 for FY78, it is hoped that the University will reach its 
targeted figure of $400,000. 



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and Minority/ 

Women-Owned 

Business 

Purchasing 

Program 



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Fee 



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A breakdown of the total purchases from minority-owned 
and women-owned businesses by campus was requested and Mr. Bishop 
reported the figures as follows: 



Campus 

Amherst 
Boston 
Worcester 
TOTALS 



FY78 through 
Third Quarter 

$ 77,100 

61,000 



188,000 



FY79 through Total Annual Purchases 
Third Quarter 



$324,000 



$ 49,880 

90,771 

175,043 

$315,694 



(all sources) 
$24,000,000 
7,500,000 



17,000,000 



$48,500,000 



When questioned as to why the Amherst campus record was 
not better, Mr. Bishop replied that this was because fewer minor- 
ity businesses were located in areas remote from the metropolitan 
region. Although the campus had not done a large volume of busi- 
ness with minority/ small business vendors, it had been assisting 
the program in other ways by compiling a Minority Vendor Director' 
and conducting seminars and training programs. A contract, for 
writing instruments, he said, has been specifically set aside for 
bidding small businesses and minority firms only. He noted 
that the University's minority purchasing program is second to 
none and the Minority Vendor Directory is one of the only two 
published by universities in the country. 

It was suggested that in order to find ways to increase 
the volume of contracts awarded by the Amherst campus to small 
and minority /women-owned businesses, a task force be established. 
Trustees Dennis and LaVoice offered to serve on the task force. 

The Committee requested that future reports include the 
number of vendors, awarded contracts in addition to the dollar 
volume of business awarded. Mr. Colby added that Trustee Winthroj) 
would appreciate the inclusion of local agricultural producers in 
the Minority Vendor Directory. 

The Committee then turned to two items related to the 
earlier approval of the revenue-based budgets. The first was a 
recommended $12 increase in the Student Activity Fee — UM/Amherst. 
After discussion between students and administration on the cam- 
pus it was agreed that the increase was necessary in order to re- 
duce deficits in some accounts while maintaining the quality of 
the student activities program. President Knapp reported that 
the Committee on Student Affairs had discussed the proposed in- 
crease and recommended approval. He said he was satisfied that 
the proposal is a responsible approach to the problems involved. 
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VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the $12 per year increase in the Student Activi- 
ties Tax at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst with the qualifying provisions as set forth 
in the program statement (Doc. T79-024, Addendum 1, 
as amended) . 

The second item related to the revenue-based budgets, 
and the Establishment of a Conference Services Trust Fund — UM/ 
Amherst, resulting from a previous oversight. The auditors had 
recommended that the Conference Services be separated from other 
Campus Center activities and this had been done, but the request 
for approval of the establishment of the trust fund had not been 
presented at the time fees were considered and approved. On 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees establish 
the University of Massachusetts/Amherst Conference 
Services Trust Fund, which shall have as its pur- 
pose the coordination of all University resources 
needed by conference clients (Doc. T79-024, Adden- 
dum 1, as amended). 

The Day Care Center Fees — UM/Worcester included a re- 
vised fee schedule as had been suggested by the Committee at its 
last meeting. The fee charges now represent the same percentage 
of increase for all categories of users, approximately 11 percent 
There was some discussion and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 

the FY80 fee structure for the Day Care Center at 
the University of Massachusetts at Worcester as set 
forth in Doc. T79-063. 

The Committee then addressed Personnel Actions — UM/ 
Worcester and UM/Boston. President Knapp said these actions were 
similar to the action taken by the Board previously for Chancello 
Bromery and involved salaries for Chancellor Goodman and Chancel- 
lor Van Ummersen which took into consideration earned leave and 
covered the transitional stage from the time the new Chancellors 
begin their duties until Dr. Goodman and Dr. Van Ummersen return 
to their professional positions at salaries appropriate to their 
individual circumstances. Both the transitional and professional 
salaries are covered by the personnel actions. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the Personnel Actions for H. Maurice Goodman set 
forth in Doc. T79-062. 

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Conference 
Services 
Trust Fund 



UM/Worcester — 
Day Care 
Center Fees 



UM/Worcester — 
and UM/ 
Boston — 
Personnel 
Actions 



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Continuing 
Education 
Trust Fund 



UM/ Amherst — 
Appointment 
as Vice 
Chancellor 
for Admini- 
stration 
and Finance 



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VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the Personnel Actions for Claire Van Ummersen as 
set forth in Doc. T79-062. 

The Committee then considered Continuing Education Trus 
Fund — UM/Boston. Chancellor Van Ummersen said that with current 
budget constraints the establishment of a continuing education 
trust fund would allow the campus flexibility to develop new pro- 
grams designed to meet the needs of the adult student population. 
Continuing education would not be a separate program but would be 
linked to the three colleges . The Committee on Faculty and Edu- 
cational Policy has recommended that the program be established. 
The campus will report back to the Committee with details on 
revenue and with a budget which will reflect the types of programs 
being offered. Chairman Crain asked if the report could be ready 
by the end of the year; Chancellor Van Ummersen said that it migh 
be available in less time. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
for a one-year period, the establishment of the 
University of Massachusetts/Boston Continuing Edu- 
cation Trust Fund, which shall have as its purpose 
the provision of credit and non-credit courses 
and other educational programs to the population 
of the Greater Boston area (Doc. T79-065) . 

Further to stipulate that appropriate budget, con- 
trol and indirect cost procedures be developed 
during the course of the 1980 fiscal year. 

President Knapp presented the recommendation of George 
Beatty, Jr. for Appointment as Vice Chancellor for Administration 



and Finance — UM/ Amherst. He noted that a Search Committee had 
recommended Mr. Beatty' s appointment to the Chancellor. Chancel- 
lor-designate Koffler had reviewed the report of the Search Com- 
mittee and concurred in the appointment. Mr. Beatty is currently 
serving as active Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : 



and further, 



VOTED : 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
with the President in the appointment by the 
Chancellor of George Beatty, Jr., as Vice Chan- 
cellor for Administration and Finance at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Doc. 
T79-069); 



To recommend that the Executive Committee recom- 
mend that the Board of Trustees approve the Per- 
sonnel Action for George Beatty, Jr. , as set 



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forth in Doc. T79-070. 

President Knapp then reported on the Status of FY79 De - 
ficiency Budget . There were two items of interest to the Univer- 
sity, he said, one of which was the availability of salary money 
for the remainder of the year. Unless the deficiency budget is 
signed this week, there will be a delay in meeting University pay 
rolls. The second item of interest is that the $350,000 for the 
Columbia Point is included. 



With regard to the Status of FY80 Budget Request , Presi- 
dent Knapp said that the budget as passed by the Senate added to 
the House bill $60,000 for the Medical Center, $225,000 to the 
educational subsidy for the Hospital, $264,000 for positions for 
physical education and athletics at UM/Boston. Section 44 had 
been deleted; and the concept of the 3 percent emergency fund was 
abandoned and the money returned to the 01 and 02 accounts based 
on April payrolls. The exemption of the University grants and 
contracts from Administration and Finance control was still mis- 
sing. The Senate wrote back into the legislation the language 
with regard to out-of-state tuition, which may have been an over- 
sight. The major problem is still the budget for the University 
Administration, which the House recommended at $1,050,007 and the 
Senate reduced to $69,010. Trustees members of the President's 
Advisory Council and members of the Engineering Advisory Council 
have been actively supporting the restoration of funds to this 
account and have contacted legislative leaders to make them aware 
of the consequences of this lack of funding. President Knapp coni- 
cluded his remarks by saying that it is unfortunate that the long; 
hours and dedicated service provided to the University by the 
staff of the University Administration is not a matter of general 
understanding. 

Ms. Bradin informed the Committee that guidelines for 
the FY80 operating budget and the FY81 maintenance budget request 
would be mailed within the next few days. There being no further 
business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m. 



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FY79 De- 
ficiency 
Budget 



Status of 
FY80 Budget 
Request 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON AUDITS 



Wednesday, June 27, 1979 ; 3:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Dennis, President Knapp; 
Trustee Crain, Mr. Lenhardt representing Trustee Frechette; Ms. 
Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member: Trustee Robertson 

Other Trustees : Trustee LaVoice 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage 
ment ; Mr. Hogan, University Controller 

UM/ Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance; Ms. Strother, Associate Director, Office of Budgeting 
and Institutional Studies 

UM/Boston : Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance; Mr. Drinkwater, Controller; Ms. Muscarella, Financial 
Aid Office 

Guests : Messrs. Keegan, Kline and Stevens of Arthur Young & Com- 
pany, Auditors; Messrs. Beecher, McDermott and Moriarty of Peat, 
Marwick, Mitchell & Co. , Auditors 

The meeting was called to order at 3:25 p.m. by Chair- 
man Dennis. Ms. Bradin said that although some problems had been 
encountered during the Arthur Young Financial Aid Audit , a satis- 
factory conclusion had been reached. If the Committee accepts the 
report, the University will be able to meet the June 30 deadline 
for submission of the audit to the Department of Health, Education 
and Welfare. Some of the problems encountered in the FY77 and 
FY78 audits have already been corrected and the University will 
be proceeding with the FY79 audit as soon as possible. 

Mr. Alan Kline of Arthur Young and Company briefly sum- 
marized the audit report. The auditors had qualified their opin- 
ion subject the effects, if any, on the financial statements of 
final resolutions regarding: (1) ultimate realization of the NDSL 
student loans receivable balance, (2) final determination as to 
whether payments made to students were in excess of their finan- 
cial need and (3) final determination of whether all administra- 
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Responding to questions, Mr. Kline said that the auditors 
had modified their procedures to the extent that there was no 
longer any need to refer in their audit report to the previous 
audit by Peat, Marwick & Co. With regard to the conflicting regu- 
lations concerning a reserve for bad debts, Mr. Kline responded 
that in order for the auditors to provide an unqualified opinion, 
a reserve had to be established. The proper level of this reserve 
would have to be determined by the University based on a history 
of its experience in this matter. 

The audit had disclosed that although the University had 
complied with the rules for providing student information services 
the accounting systems presently in operation do not generate data 
indicating the cost of these services so there is no direct ac- 
counting evidence of compliance. This would possibly affect 
whether all administrative expenses claimed are allowable. 

Chairman Dennis suggested that solutions to these pro- 
cedural problems should be addressed by the Committee on Budget 
and Finance. Mr. Hogan emphasized that state and federal restric- 
tions on the use of University funds are such that the only solu-? 
tion to this dilemma is to institute after-the-fact cost accounting 
procedures . 



It was suggested that the University might wish to indi 
cate in the letter transmitting the Financial Aid Audit to HEW 
that the previous PMM & Co. audit would be provided to them for 
their information. Chairman Dennis asked that the PMM & Co. 
audit also be provided to the Audit Committee along with the Uni- 
versity's response. 

The Committee indicated that after they had had an op- 
portunity to review the audit report , they would telephone Ms . 
Bradin to indicate whether they found it acceptable for submission 
to HEW. 

The meeting then discussed Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & 



Peat, Marwick Co. Audit of Trust Funds — UM/ Amherst. 
Mitchell, & 
Co. Audit of 



Ms. Bradin said that the 



Trust Funds 



funds to be audited fell into two categories, Group 1 consisting 
of those activities that need to be audited yearly, and Group 11, 
those that can be audited on a rotating basis. It is hoped that 
the University's internal auditing capacity will increase to the 
point where the second group can be audited in-house, so instead 
of the three year-audit included in the proposal, the University 
Administration is recommending acceptance of the proposal for the 
first year only, totaling $101,500 for both groups of trust funds 
plus an amount for out-of-pocket expenses. However, the adminis- 
tration questioned the $30,000 figure quoted for these expenses 
in the proposal and asked for a justification of this amount. Mr I 
McDermott explained that out-of-pocket expenses are indirect rati 3 
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printing and other direct costs. In their previous audit, the 
auditors had estimated $15,000 for out-of-pocket expenses, but 
they actually spent $22,000. They had absorbed the additional ex 
pense. Since the scope of the proposed audit was greater, the 
additional expenses is warranted. The auditing fee being charged 
the University, he said, is much less than the auditor's usual 
fee and, therefore, the percentage for out-of-pocket expenses is 
greater than would normally be the case. Chairman Dennis said 
that Ms. Bradin and Mr. McDermott should consult further with re- 
gard to the allowance for out-of-pocket expenses. He expected 
that an accommodation could be reached which would allow for the 
acceptance of the proposal covering a one-year period. 

Chairman Dennis said that although this concluded the 
business of the meeting, he would appreciate any comments the 
auditors might wish to make with regard to the University's finan+- 
cial management. 

Mr. McDermott said that the University would soon be 
faced with a serious accounting problem resulting from 0MB Circu- 
lar A21, covering rules and regulations concerning the accounting 
for federal grants and contracts. In order for the University to 
receive reimbursement for indirect costs, and in some cases direc : 
costs, it must be in compliance with Circular A21 by July 1, 1980, 
He said that in his opinion the University does not presently havii 
the capacity to comply with these regulations; further, substantial 
additional resources will be needed to develop this capacity. It 
will mean an educational process for Trustees, University Adminisf- 
tration and campus personnel, including faculty, principal investi- 
gators and researchers. The regulations require time effort 
reporting, the keeping of inventories of fixed assets which in- 
cludes the taking of physical inventories every two years, and 
justification for the purchase of all equipment. Chairman Dennis 
said that the Committee on Budget and Finance would have to add- 
ress this issue. 

Mr. McDermott said he also believes there should be an 
audit of the total University at some future date. 



At the conclusion of Mr. McDermott 's remarks, Mr. Bradin 
informed the Committee that Mr. Lawrence Harper, who had original 
agreed to accept the position as Director of Internal Audits late£ 
declined the position; therefore, the position is still unfilled. 
Chairman Dennis said he would welcome any assistance from PMM & 
Co. in recommending an appropriate person for this position. 

There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 4:32 p.m. 




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MINUTES OF A SPECIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING 



July 14, 1979; 9:30 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Healey, President Knapp 
Trustees Crain, Breyer, Dennis, Kassler, Shearer and Troy; Ms. 
Hurd, Administrative Secretary 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Burack and Marks 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Sear son, University Counsel; Mr. Bench, Associate Uni- 
versity Counsel; Mr. Stine, Assistant Vice President; Mr. Gilmore 
Executive Assistant to the President 

Chairman Healey convened the Executive Committee of the 
Board of Trustees at approximately 9:50 a.m. to discuss the impli- 
cations of two sections in the FY80 Budget Act before Governor 
King. Section 49 is a provision that would roll back the salaries; 
of all administrative personnel earning over $30,000 which would 
affect 150 employees at the University. 

The other section, Section 47, prohibits the Trustees 
from transferring funds to or from two subsidiary accounts (01 anc 
08). These accounts comprise approximately 70% of the funds avai!. 
able to the University, and the prohibition of transfers between 
them would place severe limits on the fiscal autonomy of the Uni- 
versity. 

Pursuant to Article II, Section 6(c) of the By-Laws of 
the Board of Trustees (Doc. T76-051D78) , it was moved that the 
Committee enter Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect: 
to possible litigation resulting from the passage of Sections 47 
and 49 as part of the Budget Act for FY80. The motion was sec- 
onded and upon roll call at 9:55 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session. 

Chairman Healey and President Knapp voted for the motion as did 
Trustees Breyer, Crain, Shearer, Kassler, Dennis and Troy. Trustees 
Burack and Marks were absent. 



At approximatley 11:30 a.m. the Committee reconvened ir. 
open session and adjourned. 

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Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON LONG-RANGE PLANNING 



August 1, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Marks, Trustees Donlan, 
Popko, Sawtelle, Shearer and Troy; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Sec- 
retary 

Absent Committee Member: Trustee Robertson 

Other Trustees: Trustee LaVoice and Ms. Clausen for Trustee King 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Lyons, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. Stine, 
Assistant Vice President for Management 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mrs. Van Ummersen; Mr. 
Fenstemacher , Director of Institutional Planning 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada 

Chairman Marks convened the meeting of the Committee on 
Long-Range Planning at approximately 10:20 a.m. He spoke of the 
statewide reorganization efforts that have been undertaken stres- 
sing the current necessity to develop a plan that would provide 
budgetary economies while developing a logical reorganization 
which meets the educational needs of the Commonwealth. 



Mr. Lynton summarized the memorandum on the reorganiza- 
tion of public higher education in Massachusetts that had been 
circulated to members of the Committee. He noted that the memo- 
randum was organized in two parts. The first part addresses the 
long-term educational needs of the state and outlines basic policy 
objectives and general guidelines about the educational delivery 
system. The second part of the memorandum specifically proposes 
a model of reorganization for the institutions in the metropolitan 
area. He stressed the importance of placing any plan for Boston 
within the general guidelines for a statewide plan. 

In general, there exists a logical relationship between 
two-and four-year career-oriented technical programs as provided 
by community and state colleges. These institutions should form 
one tier. There is also a real need for a state-wide university 



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system with an urban, primarily commuting campus to furnish the 
metropolitan population with pre-professional and professional 
study at the undergraduate and graduate level and also to provide 
a vital service in the fields of research and technical assistanc 
to the community and the state. 



A careful analysis of area institutions shows that there 
are three institutions offering undergraduate and graduate pro- 
grams which in many instances are overlapping and redundant. Mr. 
Lynton summarized the program similarities existing among Boston 
State College, The Massachusetts College of Art and UM/Boston and 
outlined the restructuring plan as proposed in the memorandum to 
the Committee. 

A major component of the proposal is the establishment 
of the two-tier structure in Boston. One tier would consist of 
a restructured University Center at Boston offering primarily up- 
per division and graduate level instruction. The University Cen- 
ter would consist of a combination of UM/Boston, Mass College of 
Art and baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and certain 
professional areas currently offered at Boston State College. 

The second tier would consist of some configuration of 
the existing community colleges in Boston and would involve the 
education of the majority of students during the first two years 
of study. Mr. Lynton noted that further thought was necessary 
about this configuration and about where some current four-year 
career programs (e.g. nursing and education currently at Boston 
State) might best be accommodated. Continuing education programs 
would be offered at both the University Center and the community 
college level depending on the nature of the program and the leve[L 
of instruction. 

Mr. Lynton discussed the possible economies which would 
result from the two- tier model. There are potential savings in 
operating expenses resulting from the consolidation of duplicative 
programs. He noted, however, that there would be a need to modify 
existing buildings at the Harbor campus to accommodate large lec- 
ture halls and classroom space for the combined enrollments of 
UM/Boston and Boston State. He added there would also be some 
savings in administrative costs and library and plant maintenance 
expenses as a result of phasing out of campuses. Although there 
would be additional capital outlay funds to provide suitable 
studio instruction space, these are likely to be lower than the 
cost for a complete campus for the Massachusetts College of Art 
elsewhere. 

In the general discussion which followed, Trustee 
Donlan referred to the natural constituencies for the Boston area 
institutions and expressed his belief that the University is 
strongly supported in the Boston community. He said he felt it 
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leadership and initiative in developing a reorganization plan 
that would meet the educational needs of the area. Trustee Troy 
spoke of the importance of maintaining the quality of UM/Boston 
as an integral part of a state-wide university and said that the 
reorganization plan for Boston should provide a model for and be 
compatible with reorganization in other regions of the state. 
Mrs. Clausen pointed out that any reorganization must plan for 
changes in enrollment and educational needs well into the future 
and not merely respond to immediate economic pressures and insti- 
tutional constituencies. Trustee LaVoice expressed concern about 
what would happen to students currently enrolled in programs 
which would be eliminated or consolidated through reorganization. 
Chairman Marks said that any reorganization plan would have a 
phase-in period to allow students in the system to complete their 
studies. 



Chairman Marks explained that the Governor had given thp 
Board of Higher Education (BHE) a target date of September 1 to 
develop a reorganization plan for higher education in Massachu- 
setts. The proposal developed by the University will be shared 
with the BHE to assist them in their planning. 

It was generally agreed that the proposal presented to 
the Long-Range Planning Committee required further development 
particularly to assess potential budgetary savings and projected 
space needs. It was agreed that these components would be incor- 
porated into a final proposal to consist of four parts: (1) organ 
izational plan; (2) academic structure; (3) space needs; and (4) 
projected savings. Chairman Marks added that the proposal would 
not deal with governance models at this time. 

Trustee Popko raised the question how faculty issues 
arising from program consolidation would be addressed. It was 
stated that although specific recommendations regarding the facul- 
ties would not be included in the proposal, it was anticipated 
that humane and intelligent solutions to the problems arising 
from a reorganization of higher education in Boston are possible. 

Chancellor Tranquada interjected that he needed guidance 
as to how he should proceed with discussions about reorganization 
in the Worcester area and expressed his concern that his approach 
in Worcester be consistent with plans for Boston. Chairman Marks 
noted that there is general agreement about what makes sense in 
Worcester and agreed that a statement about reorganization there 
ought to be prepared. 

In conclusion, Chairman Marks stressed that it was vita!, 
for the University to craft an educationally sound plan which 
achieves the kinds of savings that are sought by the Legislature 
and present this plan to the BHE to assist them in their response 
to the Governor's mandate. The Committee agreed that the paper 
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for reorganization statewide in general and in metropolitan 
Boston in particular, and ought to be further developed to incluc 
projected savings and space needs before it is shared with the 
BHE. 



There being no further discussion, the meeting adjournejd 
at 12:20 p.m. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 
FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 



August 8, 1979; 1:00 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy; President Knapp; 
Trustees Burack and Popko; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary 



Absent Committee Members: Trustees Breyer, Morgenthau and 



Winthrop 



Other Trustees: Trustee LaVoice 



University Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs; Mr. Lyons, Associate Vice President for Academic 
Affairs 

UM/Amherst: Chancellor Koffler; Provost Allen 



UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mrs. Van Ummersen; Professor 
Fergusson, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada 



Chairman Troy convened the meeting at 1:10 and asked Mr. 
Lynton to present the first item on the agenda, Exemption from 
Sabbatical Leave Requirement — UM/Amherst. Mr. Lynton explained 



that Professor Robert J. Miltz has requested that he be granted 
a year's leave of absence without pay in order to continue his 
work in LeSotho, begun during his sabbatical last year. The Uni- 
versity's sabbatical leave policy requires that an individual must 1 
return to the University immediately after a sabbatical to teach 
for a minimum of one year. The exception to this policy is recom- 
mended on the understanding that Professor Miltz recognizes his 
obligation to return to the University after he completes his work 
in LeSotho. Further, Professor Miltz has signed a statement for 
the University to this effect. There being no discussion, upon 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees exempt 

Robert J. Miltz from the requirement of returning 
immediately to the University upon completion of 
his sabbatical leave, and to allow him to take a 
year of leave without pay on the condition set 
forth in Doc. T79-074. 



UM/Amherst- 
Exemption 
from Sab- 
batical 
Leave Re- 
quirement 



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Dr. T. Scott 
Miyakawa be 
named to the 
Rank of Pro- 
fessor 
Emeritus 



UM/ Amherst — 
Awards of 
Tenure 

UM/ Amherst — 
Tenure Appeal 
of Professor 
Robert 
Glorioso 



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The Committee reviewed the recommendation that Dr. T. 



Scott Miyakawa be named to the Rank of Professor Emeritus — UM/ 
Boston. Professor Miyakawa has been a distinguished and construc- 
tive member of the faculty since he joined the University seven 
years ago. Mrs. Van Ummersen said that Professor Miyakawa helped 
'stabilize a young Sociology Department and made tremendous con- 
tributions in the development of the curriculum of the Asian Stud- 
ies Program. After his retirement, Professor Miyakawa will remain 
a member of the faculty and will give guest lectures. After the 
motion was made and seconded, the Committee enthusiastically and 
unanimously 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board name T. Scott 

Miyakawa to the Rank of Professor of Socio- 
logy Emeritus at the University of Massachu- 
setts at Boston. 

Chairman Troy suggested that the Committee go into Execu 
tive Session to discuss the remaining agenda items, Awards of 
Tenure — UM/ Amherst and Tenure Appeal of Professor Robert Glorioso 
— UM/ Amherst. At 1:20 p.m., after motion made and seconded, on 
iroll call it was 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session. 

Chairman Troy and President Knapp voted for the motion as did 
Trustees Burack and Popko. Trustees Morgenthau, Breyer and 
;Winthrop were not present. 

The Committee reconvened in open session at 1:40 p.m. 
and, upon motion made and seconded, 



VOTED : 



and 



VOTED: 



and further 



VOTED: 



To recommend that the Board concur in the award 
of Tenure by the President to Albert Huetteman, 
Associate Professor of Music and Dance at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, (Doc. 
T79-072); 



To recommend that the Board concur in the award 
of Tenure by the President to Ralph Whitehead, 
Associate Professor of English at the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts at Amherst (Doc. T79-073) ; 



To concur with the President's finding that there 
was no procedural error in the review of Dr. 
Robert Glorioso 's scholarship that would warrant 
further consideration of his tenure case. 



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Before the Committee adjourned, Mr. Lynton indicated 
that a recommendation to establish three new titles for research 
positions at the University would be brought before the Executive 
Committee. The new titles, "Senior Post-Doctoral Research Asso- 
ciate," "Research Fellow" and "Senior Research Fellow" were pre- 
sented in order to distinguish more senior research personnel. It 
was noted that the titles had been reviewed by legal counsel to 
assess implications with regard to collective bargaining, and it 
was determined that the University can create these new positions. 
Individuals holding these titles would not be part of the collec- 
tive bargaining unit. 

Since there was no further business, the Committee ad- 
journed at 1:45 p.m. 



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MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING 



August 8, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 
Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Healey; President Knapp: 
Trustees Burack, Crain, Marks, Shearer and Troy; Ms. Hurd, Ad- 
ministrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees Breyer, Dennis and Kassler 

Other Trustees : Trustees Cross, Krumsiek, LaVoice, Morgenthau, 
Popko, Robertson, Sawtelle and Winthrop ; Ms. Clausen representing 
Trustee King 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage 
ment; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr J 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Koffler 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Professor Fergusson, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance 



Chairman Healey called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.n. 
and indicated that the first item of agenda was a Delegation of 
Authority — UM/Worcester . President Knapp said this action would 
delegate authority to the Chancellor at Worcester to establish 
personnel policies for medical residents at the Medical Center 
with the concurrence of the President. Dr. Tranquada reported 
that the University medical residents are a unique category of 
employee; they are neither academic/non-academic personnel nor 
students. Existing personnel policies and benefits at the Medi- 
cal Center are especially difficult to apply to this group becaus 
residents must also meet the requirements and standards of various 
national accrediting and specialty boards. This delegation would 
enable the Medical School to appropriately respond to the person- 
nel needs of these individuals. 

On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester, with the concurrence of the President, 



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of Authority 



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Approval of 
By-Laws for 
the Greater 
Worcester 
Consortium 
and Greater 
Worcester 
Hospital 
Consortium, 
Authorization 
to the Hospi- 
tal Management 
Board 



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to establish personnel policies for the University's; 
medical residents. 

The next items of agenda were the Approval of By-Laws 
for the Greater Worcester Hospital Consortium and Greater Worces- j- 



ter Hospital Consortium, Authorization to the Hospital Management: 



Board . The Worcester Consortium is an affiliation of all hospi- 
tals in the greater Worcester area, working cooperatively on im- 
proving communication among member institutions as well as solv- 
ing area health-care problems. Mr. Bice said the By-Laws of the 
Consortium were recommended for Trustee approval by the Hospital 
Management Board. The By-Laws strengthen the organization by 
detailing membership requirements and the duties and responsibi- 
lities of officers and participants. In addition, to enable the 
Consortium to become more effective, each member institution is 
being requested to adopt in principle the sharing of "informatio 
pertinent to the purpose and objectives of the Consortium with 
other member institution representatives." The HMB requests 
Trustee authorization to adopt this principle. In response to 
questions, Dr. Tranquada added that membership in the Consortium 
is a hospital management expense rather than a University expense 

On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees adopt the 
By-Laws of the greater Worcester Hospital Consor- 
tium as set forth in Doc. T79-076; 



and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board Trustees authorize 
the Hospital Management Board, UM/Worcester , to 
share information pertinent to the purpose and 
objectives of the Greater Worcester Hospital 
Consortium with representatives of member in- 
stitutions of said Consortium. 

The Committee next reviewed New Titles for Research 
Positions . President Knapp said that he was recommending Commit- 
tee approval for the establishment of three new University title^ 
"Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate," "Research Fellow" and 
"Senior Research Fellow." He indicated that the title of "Post- 
Doctoral Research Associate" already existed; the addition of 
"Senior" to this title would provide promotion opportunities 
within this research category. The other two titles would enabl^ 
the University to employ individuals in research programs who do 
not hold a doctorate. He stated that the majority of these po- 
sitions would be funded by grants and contracts. Although the 
establishment of these new positions would foster research oppor- 
tunities on all three campuses, they would be used primarily at 
Amherst. He also noted that legal counsel had reviewed the new 
titles to determine if there were any collective bargaining 

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implications and had advised that the University could create the j 
new titles. Individuals holding these titles would not be part 
of the collective bargaining unit. 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees estab- 
lish the titles of Senior Post-Doctoral Research 
Associate, Research Fellow and Senior Research 
Fellow at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst; further to authorize the Chancellor at 
Amherst to use the titles Visiting Post-Doctoral 
Research Associate, Visiting Senior Post-Doctoroal 
Research Associate, Visiting Research Fellow and 
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, all as set forth 
in Doc. T79-075. 

The meeting was adjourned at 2:14 p.m. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



Wednesday, August 8, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 

Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey; President Knapp ; 



Trustees Burack, Crain, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, Krumsiek, LaVoice, 
Marks, McNeil, Morgenthau, Popko , Robertson, Sawtelle , Shearer, 
Troy and Winthrop ; Mr. Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Mr. 
Lenhardt representing Trustee Frechette; Ms. Clausen representing 
Trustee King; Mr. Brand, Treasurer; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Sec- 
retary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Trustees : Trustees Atkins, Breyer, Kassler and Okin 



Jniversity Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President 

JM/ Amherst : Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 



Administration and Finance 

JM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Professor Fergusson, Faculty Rep- 
resentative 



JM/Worcestei 



Chancellor Tranquada; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor for 



Administration and Finance 

The meeting was called to order at 2:15 p.m. by Chairman 
iealey. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the June 6, 1979 meeting 
of the Board of Trustees. 

Chairman Healey then introduced and welcomed Chancellors; 
Corrigan, Koffler and Tranquada. 



Approval of 
Minutes of 
Prior Meeting 



President ' s 



President Knapp reported on the status of the FY80 Op- 
rating Budget. He said the Governor vetoed Section 49, the salary Remarks 
roll back provision. No further legislative action with respect to 
:he veto had as yet been taken, and it was not clear if any would 
:>e forthcoming. The Governor amended Section 47, the transfer of 
funds between subsidiary accounts (01 and 08) , to include the Sec- 
retary of Administration and Finance in the approval process. The 
amendment is pending. 

He stressed that a serious process of identifying pri- 
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the University. The FY80 operating budgets for all three campuses 
tfill be extremely tight. Each campus has received additional fund- 
ing in the final budget allocation, but there will be curtailment 
in programs and activities. The FY80 operating budget for the Of- 
fice of University Administration is $900,000. This is $127,000 
Less than the last appropriation. Staff were undertaking sys- 
tematic review of expenditures, personnel and office activities. 
In light of the budget cut, there will be changes in staffing pat- 
terns and department operations. Vacant positions will not be 
filled and there will also be personnel reductions in several de- 
partments. The position of Vice President for University Relation! 
till also remain vacant. These changes and the operating budgets 
will be presented to the Committee on Budget and Finance for re- 
view at the end of this month. The President added that the FY80 
apital Outlay budget had not yet been reported out of the Senate 
tfays and Means Committee. It is anticipated that differences be- 
tween the House and Senate versions of the budget will send it to 
a conference committee. In addition, staff of the Legislative Post 
\udit Committee are currently on the three campuses and in the Of— i 
fice of University Administration reviewing FY78 trust fund and 
discretionary fund expenditures. 

President Knapp reported that at the August 1 meeting 
3f the Committee on Long-Range Planning a paper dealing with both 
the statewide educational needs of the Commonwealth and the spe- 
cific requirements of the metropolitan Boston area were reviewed. 
k report of this discussion would be presented to the Board by 
Irustee Marks. He stressed that the issues related to reorgani- 
sation will require serious University consideration in the coming! 
nonths, especially in terms of the unique educational and manpower 
services provided by the University of Massachusetts. The major 
concern of the University was the preservation of this system of 
services within the context of anticipated structural changes in 
Dublic higher education. 

The President reported that plans have been formulated 
to foster alumni support and develop a public information organi- 
zation. The Engineering Development Campaign has received two 
fnajor gifts, and it is hoped that projected goals will be met. He| 
announced that the Kennedy Library dedication in October will be 
a simple program. He noted that the September meeting of the Boar 
will be at UM/ Amherst. The two-day program will begin September 
ith with a dinner and reception for Trustees and faculty hosted by 
the President and Chancellor Koffler. Wednesday's program will in- 
clude a tour of campus facilities, luncheon with students and the 
full Board meeting. 

President Knapp concluded .by announcing that Professor 
awrence Pinkham of the Department of Journalistic Studies at UM/ 
Amherst has been invited to spend a sabbatical year in China teachj 
Ing at the Peking Academy of Social Sciences' Journalism Institute* 



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UM/Amherst — 
Chancellor ' s 
Remarks 

UM/ Boston — 
Chancellor 's 
Remarks 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Chancellor Koffler thanked the Trustees and President 
Knapp for their confidence in him and expressed his enthusiasm for 
the work ahead and his firm commitment to public higher education. 

Chancellor Corrigan expressed his appreciation to the 
Board and the President for their support. On campus since July 9, 
he has held meetings with all segments of the campus and with mem-' 
bers of the Columbia Point and Dorchester communities. He stressed 
jthat he was fully aware of the myriad problems facing the Harbor 
campus and noted that the strengths of the institution were not 
fully recognized or appreciated. He said that the President's Of- 
fice has fully involved the campus in the discussions on reorgani- 
sation and has been responsive to its needs. He thanked former 
Chancellor Van Ummersen and Vice Chancellor Baxter for their con- 
stant support and advice during the past month. 

Chancellor Tranquada said that he too had experienced a: UM/Worcester- 
warm welcome and thanked the Board and the President for their en- Chancellor's 
;ouragement. His first month on campus had enabled him to identify Remarks 
problems that were not unexpected. In addition, he shared several 
(Informative items with the Trustees. Dr. Roger Hickler , Chairman 
of Geriatric Medicine, has received a $250,000 grant from the Na- 
tional Institute on Aging to develop an undergraduate curriculum 
JLn Geriatric Medicine. This was a particular distinction since 
only seven grants were awarded nationally among approximately 60 
applicants. A new affiliation between the Medical Center s Depart- 
ment of Medicine and the Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer will be- 
gin in September, and the Tri-River Family Health Center in Uxbridge 
now has residents in both Medicine and Pediatrics serving there. 
The Chancellor informed the Trustees that the draft report on the 
Medical Center's accreditation visit had just been received from 
the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The Committee recom- 
mended that the school be given a five-year accreditation. The 
final version of the report will be shared with the Trustees when 
it is received. 



The Board then heard reports of Standing Committees. 
Chairman Healey said that at its just concluded meeting, the Lxecu 
tive Committee reviewed four items. These were a Delegation of 
Authority — UM/Worcester concerning personnel policies for medical 
residencies; Approval of By-Laws for the Greater Worcester Hospital 



Consortium and Greater Worcester Hospital Consortium, Authorization 



Report of 
Executive 
Committee 



to the Hospital Management Board ; and New Titles for Research Posi- 
tions . On motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To establish as the policy of the University of 
Massachusetts at Worcester, the provision of 
benefits for medical residents in a manner con- 
forming to the requirements of the residency 
accreditation institutions, and to authorize 
the Chancellor of the University of Massachu- 
setts at Worcester, with the concurrence of the 
president, to provide these benefits; 



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Delegation of 
Authority 



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and 



UM/Worcester — 
Approval of 
By-Laws of 
the Greater 
Worcester 
Hospital , n d 
Consortium 
(Doc. T79- 
076) and 
Greater 
Worcester 
Hospital Con- 
sortium 

Authorization an d 
to the Hospi- 
tal Manage- 
ment Board 
UM/Amherst — 
New Titles 
for Research 
Positions 
(Doc. T79- 
075) 



Report of 
Committee 
on Faculty 
and Educa- 
tional Policy 

UM/Amherst — 
Dr. T.O. 
Wilkinson 
as Dean of 
the Faculty 
of Social 
and Behav- 
ioral Sciences 
(Doc. T79-066) 



VOTED : To adopt the By-Laws of the Greater Worcester 
Hospital Consortium as set forth in Doc. T79- 
076; 



VOTED : To authorize the Hospital Management Board, UM/ 
Worcester to share information pertinent to the 
purpose and objectives of the Greater Worcester 
Hospital Consortium with representatives of mem- 
ber institutions of said Consortium; 



VOTED : To establish the titles of Senior Post-Doctoral 
Research Associate, Research Fellow and Senior 
Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst; further to authorize the Chancellor at 
Amherst to use the titles Visiting Post-Doctoral 
Research Associate, Visiting Senior Post-Doctoral 
Research Associate, Visiting Research Fellow and 
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, all as set forth 
in Doc. T79-075. 



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Trustee Troy reported that the Committee on Faculty and 
Educational Policy met on June 27. Two recommendations for dean- 
ships on the Amherst campus were reviewed. These were important 
recommendations and represented a further step in the University's 
Drogress to end, wherever possible, the practice of acting appoint- 
ments. The first recommendation was the Appointment of Dr. T.O . 
Wilkinson as Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences 



UM/Amherst- 
Appointment 
of Dr. 
Frederick W 



— UM/Amherst. Dr. Wilkinson is a tenured Professor of Sociology 
and has been Acting Dean of the faculty. Trustee Troy added that 
Chancellor Koffler concurred with this appointment. On motion 
nade and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the appointment 
by the Chancellor of Thomas 0. Wilkinson as Dean 
of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences 
at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
(Doc. T79-066). 

The second recommendation was the Appointment of Dr. 
'rederick W. Byron, Jr. as Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences and 



Mathematics — UM/Amherst. Dr. Byron is a professor with tenure and 
head of the Department of Physics. Trustee Troy noted that Dr. 
Byron was the first choice among five strong candidates and added 

Byron as Dean, that Chancellor Koffler also concurred in the appointment. 

Faculty of 

Natural 

Sciences 

(Doc. T79- 

068) 

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On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the appoint- 
ment by the Chancellor of Frederick W. Byron 
as Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences 
and Mathematics at the University of Massachu- 
setts at Amherst (Doc. T79-068) . 

In Executive Session the Committee discussed Awards of 



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Tenure — UM/Amherst , UM/Boston and UM/Worcester . The Committee 
recommended these awards. Tenure awards discussed earlier in the 
day were also recommended for approval and included in the single 
Vote as proposed. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To concur in the award of Tenure by the Presi- 
dent to those faculty members at UM/Amherst, 
Boston and Worcester named in Doc. T79-067 and 
Addendum 1 thereto, and Doc. T79-072 and Doc. 
T79-073. 



UM/Amherst, 
UM/Boston and 
UM/Worcester — 
Awards of Ten- 
ure (Doc. T79- 
067 and Adden- 
dum 1 thereto, 
Doc. T79-072 
and T79-073) 



Trustee Troy then reported on the meeting of the Commit- UM/Amherst — 
tee held earlier on Wednesday, August 8. The first item of agenda! Exemption 
was the Exemption from Sabbatical Leave Requirement — UM/Amherst. from Sabbatical 
professor Robert J. Miltz of the School of Education has requested Leave Require- 

Pn exemption from the University Sabbatical Leave Policy. The ment (Doc. T79- 
xemption would enable Professor Miltz to remain in Lesotho for an 074) 
additional year, on leave without pay, to complete his work. The 
Dean of the School of Education, Provost Allen and the Chancellor 
are in support of this request and Professor Miltz has submitted 
a signed statement as to his obligation to return to the University, 
The Committee recommended this exemption. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 



VOTED : To exempt Robert J. Miltz from the requirement 
of returning immediately to the University up- 
on completion of his sabbatical leave, and to 
allow him to take a year of leave without pay 
on the condition set forth in Doc. T79-074. 

The Committee next reviewed the Appointment of Dr. T . 
Scott Miyakawa to the Rank of Professor of Sociology Emeritus — UM/ 
Boston. Trustee Troy noted that Dr. Miyakawa is a fine teacher 
and scholar and has contributed fully to the life of the campus, 
e indicated that the recommendation has the enthusiastic support 
f many faculty on the campus and the endorsement of former Chan- 
cellor Van Ummersen and Vice President Lynton. The Committee rec- 
ommended this appointment. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To name T. Scott Miyakawa to the Rank of Pro- 
fessor of Sociology Emeritus at the University 
of Massachusetts at Boston. 

In Executive Session the Committee discussed Tenure Ap - 
peal — UM/Amherst. The Committee had requested the President to 



UM/Boston — 
Appointment of 
Dr. T. Scott 
Miyakawa to the 
Rank of Profes- 
sor of Sociology 
Emeritus 



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Tenure Appeal 



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Report of 
Committee 
on Long- 
Range Plan- 
ning 

Reorganiza- 
tion of 
Public Higher 
Education 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

review this tenure appeal and he had done so. Trustee Troy indi- 
cated that the Committee concurred with the President's finding 
that there was no procedural error that would warrant further con- 
sideration of the case. Trustee Burack had voted against the rec- 
ommendation. 

Trustee Marks reported that the Committee on Long-Range 
Planning had met on August 1. The Board of Higher Education has 
been requested to submit by September 1 to the Governor's Office 
a statewide plan for the Reorganization of Public Higher Education 
in the Commonwealth. Discussion focused on this mandate and the 
Jniversity's response to it. It was the consensus of the Commit- 
tee that the University should and must develop its own plan of re- 
organization for submission to the Board of Higher Education. It 
vas agreed that the document should focus primarily on the metro- 
Dolitan Boston area. Further, the Committee hoped this document 
tfould be compatible with the statewide plan developed by the BHE. 
It was agreed that the development of a plan for the Boston area 
nust contain four components: (1) organizational plan; (2) aca- 
demic structure; (3) space needs; and (4) projected savings. Dis- 
cussion had centered on these components in the context of insti- 
tutional configurations of higher education in greater Boston; the 
lature of the academic mission of the organization; space needs in 
terms of students and facilities; and financial savings to the Com- 
nonwealth. 

Trustee Marks indicated that information and data on the 
space allocation and cost components were not yet fully developed. 
The material is being formulated by Vice President Lynton's office 
le emphasized that any plan developed by the University must be 
reasonable, logical, financially sound, and must fill the academic 
nission of public higher education in the state. In its proposal, 
the Committee hopes to exhibit maximum flexibility in scope and yet 
emphasize two major concerns: the preservation of both a state- 
wide University system and University fiscal autonomy. 

President Knapp said that the BHE has been provided with 
f:he report discussed by the Committee on Long-Range Planning and 
there has been dialogue between the staff of the University and th£ 
BHE on points of agreement and differences. 

Trustees were concerned about the time constraints faced 
by the Committee and the Board. It was the consensus of the Board 
that full analysis would be lacking or incomplete given the Septet 
Der 1 deadline. It was agreed that a time frame had to be estab- 
lished for full discussion by the Board on all aspects of Long- 
3.ange Planning 's recommendations. Review by the Committee on Bud- 
get and Finance was also recommended. There was general agreement 
that the September 5 meeting of the Board would be too late to be- 
gin this review mechanism by Trustees. It was recommended, there- j 
fore, that a discussion of the issues be undertaken at this meeting 
to develop Trustee consensus on an effective position. Chairman 
iealey suggested that further discussion on this matter continue a t 



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Trustee Burack reported for Trustee Kassler on the June; Report of 
20 meeting of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds. The Commit j Committee on 
tee discussed the status of the FY80 Capital Outlay budget. The Buildings and 
Governor's recommendation was considerably lower than the Univer- Grounds 
sity's request and funds had been eliminated for site improvements 
on land abutting the Kennedy Library at UM/Boston and for the con- 
struction of an ambulatory and outpatient clinic at the Medical 
Center. The University has petitioned Administration and Finance 
Secretary Hanley for a word change in 1971 capital outlay legis- 
lation that would allow the University to reassign $800,000 origi- 
nally designated for postponed portions of College 030 construc- 
tion for site improvement use. The elimination of funding for the 
ambulatory and outpatient clinic at UM/Worcester will seriously 
curtail expansion of these services and affect internships in 
family medicine. 

The Committee studied a proposed campus entrance sign 
for UM/Boston. Trustee Burack reported that the Committee was 
dissatisfied with the design presented and recommended that the 
Design Committee be reconstituted and include broader represen- 
tation from the campus community. It was recommended that the 
Design Committee review the submissions and prepare a new recom- 
mendation. 

The Committee learned that negotiations between the Uni- 
versity and both the Department of Youth Services and Syrian 
Church were progressing well. The only obstacle to the DYS nego- 
tiations was the appointment of a permanent Commissioner. The 
Syrian Church and the University agreed to a purchase price of 
$103,000 which is subject to approval of the Board, the Church 
and the appropriation of capital outlay funds. 

The Committee reviewed a proposal for an Equine Center — < UM/Amherst — 
UM/Amherst. A group of people from various parts of the Common- Equine Center 
wealth are interested in raising private funds for the construe- (Doc. T79-061) 
tion of an Equine Center at the Amherst campus which would house 
the University's equitation program. The Committee requested that 
a report be prepared by October outlining the long-term implications 
of the facility. However, it was now recommended that the Board 
direct the Chancellor to proceed with the selection of a site for 
the Equine Center. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To direct the Chancellor at UM/Amherst to 
recommend a specific site for the proposed 
Equine Center, said recommendation to be 
made to the Committee on Buildings and 
Grounds no later than the October meeting 
of the Committee (Doc. T79-061) . 



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UM/Amherst — 
Pollution 
Control Coal- 
fired Boiler 
Plant (Doc. 
T79-060) 



Installation 
of a Solar 
Energy Col- 
lector — John 
F . Kennedy 
Library 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

The Committee then reviewed Pollution Control Coal-fire d 
Boiler Plant — UM/Amherst. The present and future energy needs of 
the Amherst campus had been evaluated by consultants hired by the 
BBC. The consultants studied fourteen options and determined that 
the existing coal-fired boiler plant is the most feasible system 
available to the campus, subject to a staged replacement of the 
boilers. It was further recommended by the consultants that a 
baghouse be installed to collect fly ash emitted by the coal-fire<(l 
boilers as a pollution control feature. The Committee concurred 
with these recommendations. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : Further to the Board vote of June 1, 197 7 
approving the development of a program and 
design for renovation of the coal-fired 
boiler plant to meet fly ash emission 
standards, to authorize the Chancellor at 
UM/Amherst or his designate, with the assis- 
tance of the Bureau of Building Construction 
and the firm of Syska and Hennessy, to prepare 
contract documents for the development of a 
fabric bag facility, subject to the favorable 
conclusion of additional tests, all as described 
in Doc. T79-060; 

and 

VOTED : To authorize the Chancellor at UM/Amherst to 
initiate the boiler replacement program de- 
scribed in Doc. T79-060. 

The Installation of a Solar Energy Collector — John F. 
Kennedy Library was the final agenda item. Trustee Burack indi- 
cated that the Kennedy Corporation has requested a lease agree- 
ment with the University for a renewable term of 5 years to enable 
the Library to construct a solar energy collector on University 
property west of the Library for its domestic water heating needs. 
According to the proposed agreement, the University may terminate 
the lease after the first five years to accommodate other site de- 
velopment plans. Trustee Burack emphasized that the collector was 
quite large and that the Committee had insisted that landscaping 
and dismantling provisions be written into the lease agreement 
prior to any signing. 



In response to questions from Trustees over the need for 
Board approval of the lease, President Knapp said a request had 
not been presented because authorization to sign the lease had 
been delegated to the President. There were further questions 
about such an agreement in light of the present discussions on 
reorganization and the overall long-range plans of the campus and 
Columbia Point peninsula. It was the consensus of the Trustees 
that further information was needed on the size of the collector, 
its design, and the guarantees over dismantling and landscaping 
provisions before any further action could be taken by the Univer 
sity . 



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The matter was referred back to the Committee on Build- 
ing and Grounds. Vice President Bradin said that this information 
would be provided at the August 29 meeting of the Committee. 



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Report of 
Committee on 



Trustee Shearer reported that the Committee on Student 
Affairs met on June 27 to discuss the revised fee structure for 
the Day Care Center at UM/Worcester and the proposed Student Acti- Student Affairs 
vities Tax at UM/Amherst. The Committee reviewed the sliding fee 
scale and recommended it to the Committee on Budget and Finance 
for its appropriate action. 

The Student Activities Tax at UM/Amherst had been omit- 
ted from the Amherst Revenue-based Budget approved by the Board 
earlier because it was still under discussion at that time by ad- 
ministrative and student groups. Word changes were made at the 
Committee meeting which clarified the role of the Undergraduate 
Student Senate in allocating funds and specified that the Student 
Activities Tax would continue to fund the Student Activities Of- 
fice, but the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 
would assume appropriate budgetary controls. The Committee ap- 
roved the tax with the four provisions outlined in it, including 
the stipulation that no further fee increases would be considered 
prior to FY83 and that a deficit liquidation fund of $100,000 is 
to be established to eliminate all existing fund deficits within 
two years. The Committee recommended this to the Committee on 
Budget and Finance for their review. Trustee Shearer added that 
Mr. Larner, Acting Director of Community Services at UM/Boston, 
reported to the Committee on the activities of the Columbia Point 
and Fields Corner field offices of the Harbor campus. 



Trustee Crain reported on the June 27 meeting of the Com 
mittee on Budget and Finance. The Committee reviewed the FY80 
Day Care Fee Structure — UM/Worcester and the Student Activities 
Tax — UM/Amherst, and recommended approval. On motion made and 



seconded, it was 



VOTED : To approve the FY 1980 fee structure for the 
Day Care Center at the University of Massachu- 
setts at Worcester as set forth in Doc. T79- 
063; 



and 



VOTED : To approve the $12 per year increase in the 
Student Activities Tax at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst with the qualify- 
ing provisions as set forth in the program 
statement (Doc. T79-024, Addendum 1 as amended). 

The Committee reviewed the Establishement of a Con- 
ference Services Trust Fund — UM/Amherst. This trust fund will 
coordinate all University resources needed by conference clients 
There was general agreement that this was appropriate and the Com- 
mittee recommended approval. On motion made and seconded, it was 



-Report of Com- 
mittee on 
Budget and 
Finance 

UM/Worcester — 
FY80 Day Care 
Fee Structure 

UM/Amherst — 
Student Activi- 
ties Tax 
(Doc. T79-024, 
Addendum 1 as 
amended) 



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UM/ Boston- 
Continuing 
Education 
Trust Fund 
(Doc. T79-065) 



Personnel 
Actions 
(Doc. T79- 
062) 



UM/Amherst — 
Appointment 
of Vice 
President for 
Administra- 
tion and Fi- 
nance (Doc. 
T79-069) 

UM/Amherst — 
Personnel 
Action (Doc. 
T79-070) 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

VOTED : To establish the University of Massachu- 
setts/Amherst Conference Services Trust 
Fund, which shall have as its purpose 
the coordiantion of all University re- 
sources needed by conference clients 
(Doc. T79-024, Addendum 1). 

The Committee also reviewed and recommended the Continu - 
ing Education Trust Fund — UM/ Bos ton.. Establishment of this trust 
fund for a period of one year would enable the campus to develop 
credit/non-credit courses and educational programs designed for 
the adult student population. On motion made and seconded, it wa£ 

VOTED : To authorize, for a one-year period, the 
establishment of the University of Massa- 
chusetts/Boston Continuing Education Trust 
Fund which shall have as its purpose the 
provision of credit and non-credit courses, 
and other educational programs to the popu- 
lation of the Greater Boston area. Further, 
to stipulate that appropriate budget, con- 
trol and indirect cost procedures be developed 
during the course of the 1980 fiscal year 
(Doc. T79-065). 

The Committee reviewed Personnel Actions for H. Maurice 



Goodman and for Claire Van Ummersen . These were consistent with 
other personnel actions for former administrators and the Commit-- 
tee recommended approval. On motion. made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the Personnel Actions for H. Maurice 
Goodman as set Forth in Doc. T79-062; 

and 

VOTED : To approve the Personnel Actions for Claire 
Van Ummersen as set forth in Doc. T79-062. 

The Committee had also reviewed the recommendation of 
George Beatty, Jr. for Appointment as Vice Chancellor for Admini- 
stration and Finance — UM/Amherst. Trustee Crain added that the 
Committee was pleased that the search had culminated in the recom} 
mendation of someone from within the University community. Chan-i 
cellor Koffler concurred with the appointment. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the appoint- 
ment by the Chancellor of George Beatty, Jr. 
as Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst (Doc. T79-069); 

and 

VOTED : To approve the Personnel Action for George 

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Beatty, Jr. as set forth in Doc. T79-070. 

Trustee Dennis highlighted the June 27 meeting of the 
Audit Committee. The accounting firm of Arthur Young and Company 
had reported on the exit conference on the Financial Aid Audit at 
the Amherst campus. The report was submitted to the Department of 
Health, Education and Welfare for their approval. Peat, Marwick, 
Mitchell and Co. reported on the FY79 trust fund audits at the 
Amherst campus. The Campus has agreed to retain the accounting 
firm for an additional year. The Committee discussed additional 
auditing problems brought to its attention by PMM, and was advised 
that changes will have to be made in existing financial management 
systems at the Amherst campus to comply with future federal guide- 
lines. Trustee Dennis said difficulties still exist in the search 
for a Director of Internal Auditing. 

Trustee Marks said that his remarks on reorganization enf- Report of 
compassed the report of the delegate to the Board of Higher Educa-i Delegate to the 



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Board of 
Higher Educa- 
tion 



tion. 

President Knapp took the opportunity to thank Chairman 
Healey, the Board, University staff and alumni for their support 
and hard work throughout the budget cycle. He added that their 
continued support will be needed during the reorganization process 
Chairman Healey said that the issue of reorganization was an excel 
lent opportunity for students and all segments of the University 
to become involved. Reorganization will involve the political 
process and it is important to mobilize the University and its re- 
sources now. 

Chairman Healey said this concluded the formal business 
of the meeting and again called on Trustee Marks for continued dis 
cussion of reorganization. 

Trustee Marks clarified aspects of the earlier discussion. 
It is the intent of the University to provide the BHE with a Discussion on 
proposal to assist them in- responding to the Governor's request foir Reorganization 
a reorganization plan by September 1. He reassured the Trustees 
that the September 1 deadline was a target date. He noted that 
there is no indication that the Executive Department will adopt 
all the BHE recommendations without further study. 

Trustee Marks reviewed several points of the proposal as 
discussed at the Long-Range Planning Committee meeting. A study 
of institutions in the metropolitan Boston area shows that there 
are three institutions offering undergraduate and graduate level 
programs which in many instances are overlapping and redundant. A 
major component of the proposal is the establishment of a two-tier 
structure in the Boston area. One tier would consist of a re- 
structured University Center at UM/Boston offering primarily upper 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

division and graduate level courses. The University Center would 
consist of a combination of UM/Boston, Mass. College of Art and 
baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and some professional 
areas now offered at Boston State College. The second tier would j 
involve the education of the majority of students during the first! 
two years of study. Trustee Marks indicated that substantive 
Trustee review and discussion of the University's plan would be 
difficult without the components dealing with projected savings 
and space needs which are currently being developed. 

Board members were informed that the minutes of the 
August 1st meeting of the Committee on Long-Range Planning would 
shortly be available and sent to the Trustees along with the memo- 
randum reviewed by the Committee. A time frame to allow for full 
Board deliberation of the proposal was discussed by the Trustees, 
and it was decided that the fully developed proposal would be con- 
sidered by the Committee on Long-Range Planning on August 23. The 
full Board will then meet in special session on August 29 to dis- | 
cuss the University's proposal. It is anticipated that the Board 
will be able to take action on the plan at its September meeting 
so that it may be submitted to the BHE. 

The meeting was adjourned at A: 45 p.m. 



Ann S . Hurd 
Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



ATTENDANCE 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE 
COMMITTEE ON LONG-RANGE PLANNING 



Thursday, August 23, 1979; 9:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Marks, President Knapp; 



Trustees Donlan, Robertson, Sawtelle, Shearer and Troy; Ms. Hurd, 
Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member: Trustee Popko 



Other Trustees: Trustees Crain and Cross 



University Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Meehan, Staff 
Administrator; Ms. Napora, Staff Associate, Academic Affairs 

UM/ Amherst: Chancellor Koffler 



(UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Professor Fergusson and Professor 
Hart, Faculty Representatives 







uest : Ms. Bailey, Executive Office of Educational Affairs 

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. by Chairman 
Marks. President Knapp gave a brief update on the status of Re- 
organization of Public Higher Education. 



Reorganization 
of Public 
Higher 
Education 



The Governor's Commission on Reorganization has not been 
fully named; it is expected to include individuals concerned with 
costs as well as those whose primary orientation is education. It 
is also expected that the Commission will have a research staff 
and will consider proposals submitted to it by other constituencies. 



The Board of Higher Education has developed a reorgani- 
zation plan which will be submitted to its Executive Committee on 
August 28. The plan proposes a six-segment public education sys- 
tem with a strengthened coordinating committee. The BHE recommendp 
the reconfiguration of the University of Massachusetts into two 
main campuses at Worcester and Amherst. The Worcester State Col- 
lege and Quinnsigamond Community College would be incorporated in- 
to UM/Worcester. UM/Boston would become part of a city university 
at Boston to include all the metropolitan area institutions. 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Chairman Marks said that the Trustees had hoped that 
the University and the BHE could develop a set of principles for 
reorganization that would be compatible; this does not now seem 
likely. The University has independently developed a set of 
principles which provides a basis for any statewide reorganiza- 
tion plan. 



The Committee on Long-Range Planning had discussed at 
its last meeting a document which developed a set of guidelines 
for statewide reorganization and specifically addressed the aca- 
demic structure and organizational plan for reorganization in the 
Boston area. A major component of the proposal was the establishf 
ment of a two-tier system consisting of a University Center at 
Boston offering primarily upper division and graduate level in- 
struction and reconfiguration of the community college system to 
provide lower division and four-year career oriented education. 
The Committee had recommended that the plan be further developed 
particularly to assess potential budgetary savings and projected 
space needs. It was also stressed that it is important to place 
any plan for the Boston area within the general guidelines for 
the entire state. 

President Knapp noted that at the current time, a signi- 
ficant part of the enrollment at both UM/Boston and Boston State 
College is lower division and that the combination of upper divi- 
sion and graduate enrollment at both institutions represents only 
about one- third of the total. This would suggest that both in- 
stitutions are used in many instances as a substitute for a com- 
munity college. He noted problems of differentiation of function 
among the institutions which tend to limit students' alternatives 
within the educational system. The two-tier pattern would elimi- 
nate much of the programmatic redundancy, reduce administrative 
services and result in some reduction in costs. 

There was considerable discussion about how the Massa- 
chusetts College of Art could be incorporated into the University 
Center at UM/Boston without losing its own identity. Although 
the campus as UM/Boston could provide necessary space for class- 
rooms and support services, it was noted that appropriate studio 
space was not currently available and would either have to be pro- 
vided by rental space or capital outlay construction. In either 
case, the cost would be considerably less than that which would 
be incurred by building a complete new campus for MCA, including 
dormitories, as had been comtemplated. 

The Committee discussed the August 22 memorandum to the 
Trustees on the Reorganization of Public Higher Education which 
refined the earlier proposal and outlined potential cost savings 
and space requirements. Mr. Stine explained how the conservative 
estimate of a potential $2.8 million in savings had been figured. 
He said that more efficient use of the present physical space 
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anticipated that executive personnel would increase, except for 
the inclusion of the Massachusetts College of Art. However, some 
additional support personnel would be necessary and extended use 
of campus buildings would also entail somewhat higher operating 
costs. A larger student population would also result in increased 
maintenance costs. These increases, however, would be considerably 
less than the present expenses for the three separate institutions 

Ms. Napora said the enrollment projections included in 
the reorganization plan for the Boston area are conservative, in- 
cluding only the present enrollment levels. The new configuration 
of institutions would allow for more flexibility should enrollments 
drop in the 1980 's as current projections anticipate. 

Mr. Meehan described the projected space needs of the 
University Center at the Harbor Campus and addressed the require- 
ments of the Mass College of Art. Approximately 250,000 square 
feet of space are needed to accommodate MCA. A maximum of 
100,000 square feet of existing space at the Harbor Campus could 
}e converted, at a cost of $2 million, to meet all classroom, of- 
fice and student support and recreational service needs of the 
YlCA. The one unmet need would be the studios required for graduate 
Undergraduate and faculty use. 

One alternative to meet this need would be to purchase 
Dr lease 150,000 square feet at the Bayside Mall. This property 
is located approximately 1.25 miles from the Columbia MBTA station 
dus turnaround and is about 3/4 miles from the current bus link 
between the campus and Mt. Vernon Street. The buildings at the 
Jayside Mall are typical airconditioned shopping structures which 
are well maintained and secure, and could be converted to studio 
space of a cost of $10 per square feet. The other alternative 
would be to provide studio space on the Harbor campus itself by 
2onstructing an entirely new facility. It is estimated that the 
2ost of this facility along with necessary modifications to exist- 
ing Harbor Campus space would be approximately $10 million. 

Discussion ensued about the overall plans for Columbia 
3 oint and whether the University Center space needs would be com- 
patible with other development plans for the community. It was 
loted that the BRA plan for development of Columbia Point includes 
some housing which could accommodate MCA students. 

Discussion turned to the twelve Principles for Statewide 
leorganization of Public Higher Education . Each principle was 
discussed in detail. It was also suggested that the proposed 
statement of the Trustees' position supporting a statewide univer- 
sity system should be revised and circulated to all the Trustees 
as soon as possible prior to the special Board meeting on August 
29. It was also noted that the BHE will be meeting on August 28 
to approve their plan and that the University should be in a posi- 
tion to respond to the BHE plan shortly thereafter. 



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Among points raised was the need for a strong coordinat- 
ing board of lay personnel not connected with any one institution, 
public or private, and the need for strong institutional governing 
boards. It was agreed that the coordinating board should have a 
regulatory and not a management function. 

It was emphasized that the plan for the Boston area 
should be seen as one step in statewide reorganization and that 
plans for other areas should also be developed. The possibility 
of offering space in 250 Stuart Street to the other segments was 
suggested. Chancellor Corrigan remarked that any comtemplated use 
of this space should take into account the needs of the Boston 
campus for classrooms and related uses. 

Trustee Troy stressed that since education is an invest- 
ment in human resources, any reorganization plan must consider the 
needs of the Commonwealth, the provision of professional skills 
and the improvement of the quality of the life of its citizens. 

It was agreed that the University plan should be dis- 
cussed with members of the other segments to learn if there was 
essential agreement. 

There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 11:40 a.m. 



CzAUlL.<$ AftoctC — * 

Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 



August 29, 1979; 10:30 a.m. 

Twelfth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy; Ms. Eichel, recorder 



Absent Committee Member s: Trustees Breyer, Burack, Morgenthau, 
Popko and Winthrop 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs and Provost; Professors Fletcher and Kline, Fac- 
ulty Representatives 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada 

Chairman Troy called the meeting to order at 10:40 a.m. 
Mr. Lynton indicated that the Appointment of Houston Elam as Dean 
of the College of Professional Studies and Professor of Manage- 
ment with Tenure — UM/Boston is the result of a nationwide search 
which conformed with affirmative action guidelines and has the 
concurrence of the President. 

Chancellor Corrigan said that although the search had 
taken place prior to his appointment, he had interviewed the two 
final candidates and had been very impressed with Dr. Elam. He 
concurred in Acting Chancellor Van Ummersen's selection of Dr. 
Elam, who together with Deans Riccards and Frank would provide a 
strong leadership team for the campus. 

Chancellor Corrigan said that Dr. Elam is currently on 
campus although the Board has not formally concurred in the ap- 
pointment. This was the result of difficulties in timing which 
he hoped he would be able to avoid in the future by making this 
type of appointment much earlier in the year. There was no fur- 
ther discussion, and it was moved and 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees con- 
cur in the appointment by the President of 
Houston Elam as Dean of the College of Pro- 
fessional Studies at the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Boston (Doc. T79-071) ; 



UM/ Boston- 
Concurrence 
in the 

Appointment of 
Houston Elam 
as Dean, CPS, 
and Profes- 
sor of Manage- 
ment with 
Tenure (Doc. 
T79-071) 



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UM/Amherst — 
Appointment 
of Samuel 
Conti as 
Dean, 
Graduate 
School 
(Doc. T79- 
077) 



UM/Amherst — 
Majors in 
Dance and 
Computer and 
Information 
Science 
(Doc. T79- 
078) 



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and further 



VOTED : 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees con- 
cur in the appointment by the President of 
Houston Elam as Professor of Management with 
tenure at the University of Massachusetts at 
Boston (Doc. T79-071) . 



The Committee next considered the Appointment of Samuel 
Conti as Dean, Graduate School — UM/Amherst. Dr. Conti was selected 
after a national search, which included both internal and external 
candidates and which was conducted in accordance with affirmative 
action procedures. His appointment has the concurrence of the 
President. Chancellor Koffler said that the search had taken 
place before his appointment as Chancellor. Coincidentally how- 
ever, as Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of I 
Minnesota, he had recommended Dr. Conti as an outstanding candidate 
for the position at Amherst. There was no discussion, and it was 
moved and 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees con- 
cur with the President in the appointment by 
the Chancellor of Samuel Conti as Dean of the 
Graduate School at the University of Massachu- 
setts at Amherst (Doc. T79-077). 

The Committee next considered two Undergraduate Pro- 
grams^ — UM/Amherst. When it was first proposed that a Major in 
Dance be established, the proposal was returned to the campus f or | 
■ more information as to the resource implications. The Board-ap- 
proved Five-College Dance Department contains all the resources 
needed for a major, but such a degree must be separately approved 
by the participating institutions. That is being requested at 
this time. No additional resources would be required. 

Approval for a Major in Computer and Information Science 



(COINS) was also being requested. Although this major is pres- 
ently available through the BDIC program, popular demand in this 
field suggests that there should be a full-fledged undergraduate 
major. It will be necessary to limit the enrollment to the present 
level since there are insufficient resources to increase enroll- 
ment at this time. It was moved, and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees ap- 
prove the establishment of an undergraduate 
major in Dance at the University of Massachu- 
setts at Amherst as described in Doc. T79- 
078 and Addendum 1 thereto, said proposal to 
be submitted to the Board of Higher Education 
for its review and approval, to be implemented 
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It was further 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees ap- 
prove the establishment of an undergraduate 
major in Computer and Information Science at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as 
described in Doc. T79-078 and Addendum 2 thereto, 
said proposal to be submitted to the Board of 
Higher Education for its review and approval, 
to be implemented as soon as possible. 

The Committee next considered a request for Waiver of 
Sabbatical Leave Requirement — UM/Boston. Professor Igor Webb has 
asked that the requirement that he return to the campus after his 
year of sabbatical leave be waived because of medical reasons and 
has submitted documentation to support his request. Vice Presi- 
dent Lynton endorsed this, pointing out that to his knowledge thi 
was only the third time since the inception of the current sab- 
batical leave policy that such an exception was being requested. 
Trustee Troy agreed that such exceptions should be very rare, but 
that the personal hardship in this case warranted a waiver. Chan*- 
cellor Corrigan said he recommends making an exception in Profes- 
sor Webb's case. It was moved and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees waive 
the requirement that Professor Igor Webb re- 
turn to the University on completion of his 
sabbatical leave (Doc. T79-080) . 

Two requests for Exemption from Sabbatical Leave Re- 
quirement — UM/Amherst were considered. In both cases, professsors 
currently on sabbatical leave have requested to be exempted from 
the requirement that they must immediately return to the campus 
after the sabbatical. Professor Donald T. Streets requests a 
leave without pay for one year in order to continue his work begun: 
on his sabbatical year. Professor Nelson Stevens has also re- 
quested a year's leave without pay since he has been selected in 
a national competition to paint a mural in honor of Booker T. 
Washington at the Tuskegee Institute where he will also teach one; 
course each semester. Both professors have given written assur- 
ance of their intention to return to the campus following their 
leaves. There was some discussion about the effect of their ab- 
sence on their respective departments. It was noted that their 
positions would either be filled by visiting professors paid 
from the monies not expended for the salaries of the professors 
on leave, or by reassigning their duties among other members of 
the departments. It was then moved and 

VOTED : To request that the Board of Trustees exempt 
Donald T. Streets from the requirement of re- 
turning immediately to the University upon 
completion of his sabbatical leave, and to 
allow him to take a year of leave without pay 
on the condition set forth in Doc. T79-08A. 



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UM/Boston— 
Waiver of 
Sabbatical 
Leave Require- 
ment (Doc. 
T79-080) 



UM/Amherst — 
Exemptions 
from Sab- 
batical 
Leave Require- 
ment (Doc. 
T79-084 and 
087) 



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It was further 



UM/Amherst- 
Graduation 
Lists 
(Doc. T79- 
079) 



VOTED : To request that the Board of Trustees exempt 
Nelson Stevens from the requirement of re- 
turning to the University upon completion of 
his sabbatical leave, and to allow him to 
take a year of leave without pay on the con- 
dition set forth in Doc. T79-087. 

The last item of agenda was approval of the September 
Graduation Lists — UM/Amherst . Chairman Troy noted that there were 
1203 degrees to be awarded. There was no discussion and it was 
moved and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees ap- 
prove the preliminary graduation lists of 
September 1979, UM/Amherst (Doc. T79-079) 
subject to the completion of all require- 
ments as certified by the Recorder of the 
Campus . 

There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 11:10 a.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



Wednesday, August 29, 1979; 3:30 p.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Kassler; President 
Knapp; Trustees Burack and Sawtelle; Mr. Callahan representing 
Trustee Anrig; Mr. Brand, Treasurer; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Atkins and Donlan 

Other Trustees: Trustee Cross 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Man- 
agement; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; 
Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Meehan, 
Senior Consultant 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Littlefield, Director of Planning 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Prince, Director of Planning 
and Development 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada; Mr. Quinlan, Director of 
Physical Plant; Ms. Wyatt, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Adminis- 
tration and Finance 



Chairman Kassler convened the meeting at 3:42 p.m. The 
first item of agend was the Installation of a Solar Energy Col- 
lector — John F. Kennedy Library . At the August 8th Board meeting 
Trustees expressed concern over the size as well as the design 
of the proposed collector. There were questions regarding the 
need for written guarantees for landscaping and dismantling the 
collector. The University Administration had been requested to 
provide the Committee on Buildings and Grounds with this data 
as well as information on proposed long-range plans for the Co- 
lumbia Point peninsula on land use needs of the Harbor Campus. 
Mr. Gilmore indicated that a full analysis of the BRA Columbia 
Point proposal and Harbor Campus needs would be presented to this 
committee at its September meeting. However, the University had 
been notified that the Kennedy Library Corporation faced immedi- 
ate construction deadlines that could not be delayed until Sep- 
tember. Due to these time constraints, Mr. Burke, General Manager 
of the Kennedy Library Corporation, was invited to participate 
in this meeting and provide the Committee with information on the 
Collector. 



Installation 
of a Solar 
Energy 
Collector — 
John F. 
Kennedy 
Library 



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Mr. Burke summarized the history of the proposed solar 
collector. He said that the solar collector concept had always 
been an integral part of the overall Library plan; however lack 
of funding for this project prohibited its incorporation within 
the original library design. Engineers have indicated that it was 
not feasible to install the proposed collector on the Library 
roof as had originally been planned. The solar design, construc- 
tion requirements and financial limitations made the University 
property west of the library the most feasible location for the 
installation. Mr. Burke provided drawings of the peninsula in- 
dicating the location of the collector and its relation to the 
library and University. 

The proposed collector is an ancillary installation 
that will integrate with an existing system to provide the Li- 
brary's domestic hot water needs. It will provide 5-10% of the 
energy requirements of the Library. The collector will encompass 
a ground area of approximately 5000 square feet. The proposed 
structure is approximately 10 feet high, with 10 rows of collec- 
tor panels situated diagonally. These panels will measure ap- 
proximately 40 feet long. The structure will be surrounded by 
a 7 foot high fence and trees that will screen the structure to 
the west and north. An underground storage tank will be installed 
in the ground below the facility. 

It is understood that the initial lease agreement be- 
tween the University and the Library will be for 5 years. Sub- 
ject to other University site development plans the lease will 
either be extended or terminated. If at any time after the 5 
year period the University does not want to continue the lease, 
GSA will dismantle the above ground installation and regrade the 
land, restoring it to its original condition at no cost to the 
University. 

In the discussion that followed, questions were raised 
over what the Library would have done if land were not available 
for the installation. There was concern expressed about the 
underground tanks and pipes. It was agreed that evergreen trees 
rather than willow trees should be used to landscape the struc- 
ture, and further, that the landscaping and dismantling provi- 
sions be incorporated in the lease agreement. 

It was the general consensus of the Committee that with 
these guaranteed assurances the University move forward with the 
agreement. Chairman Kassler indicated his opposition to the en- 
tire project. He said all improvements made on University land 
surrounding the library serviced the library site. Due to fiscal 
constraints in the Commonwealth the University continued to find 
itself without means to improve its own site and do what was 
appropriate for its own participation in the Library opening. 

FY81 Capital The Committee reviewed the FY81 Capital Outlay Budget 

Outlay Bud- Request for all University components. Mr. Meehan indicated 
get Request 



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that the FY80 Capital Outlay Budget was still in the Senate Ways 
and Means Committee and that its status was unclear. He said 
the FY81 request was based on the assumption that the FY81 re- 
quest would be approved. If this did not occur, the University 
would be forced to make adjustments within a very limited time 
period. 

Mr. Meehan reported that the University Administration 
is requesting $1,200,000 for building renovations at the Downtown 
Center of which $100,000 would be used for the replacement of the 
building's obsolete elevator control system. The overall propo- 
sal included an expenditure of $200,000 for general exterior re- 
pairs of roof leaks and building masonry. A proposal has been 
included for the remodeling of two additional floors in the 
building for upgrading the first floor to provide handicapped 
access. In addition, plans have been included for the improvement 
of the lighting and space in the second floor conference room 
used for lectures and Trustee meetings. The Committee concurred 
with the program for the Downtown Center. 

Mr. Prince informed the Committee that the first three 
items of the UM/Boston capital outlay request were deficiency re- 
pairs. These repairs include the replacement of brick masonry 
on the library, necessary waterproofing between the Library and 
utility building, and HVAC modifications. The additional request's 
include deferred maintenance projects and plans for space adapta- 
tion for large classrooms. The campus was again seeking funds 
for site improvement on University land adjacent to the Kennedy 
Library. Included in the request was a long-range proposal for 
the construction of Building 080. 

There was concern over these long range construction 
plans in view of potential reorganization; however, it was the 
general consensus that there would be necessary campus space re- 
structuring in the reorganization process and the University must 
have some flexibility in meeting potential changes.- It was the 
general consensus that the UM/Boston request was reasonable. 

Mr. Beatty stated that the UM/Amherst request was based 
on the approval of the FY81 budget and adjustments would have to 
be made if the campus needs were not met. Included in the curren 
request are deferred maintenance projects that are part of an 
overall 6 year campus program of upgrading facilities. The pro- 
posal includes plans for the renovation and remodeling of build- 
ings including Marshall Hall and student housing. The campus 
has requested funds to correct problems in the Graduate Research 
Tower. These plans include internal and external noise level re- 
pairs and upgrading the ventillation system. The latter is a 
recommendation from the NIOSH study of the Graduate Research 
Tower problems. Additional campus requests include equipment needs. 

In the discussion of this request, questions were raised 
regarding proposed building renovations. There was concern about 



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the repairs to old buildings in which the added life span pro- 
vided by the renovations would be minimal. The fiscal apprpriate 
ness of renovation as opposed to new construction was questioned 
and alternatives were discussed. It was suggested that long 
range plans be carefully evaluated before future programs are 
undertaken. In addition, the Committee was informed that the 
source of the problem in the Graduate Research Tower had not beer 
identified in any of the studies undertaken, and the corrections 
in the ventillation system were only a recommendation. Trustees 
urged that the campus continue to explore this problem. The Com- 
mittee recommended the overall campus program. 

Chancellor Tranquada outlined the needs of the Medical 
Center. He indicated that the campus was requesting additional 
furnishings and equipment at the Teaching Hospital as part of 
its ongoing growth process. This equipment is essential if the 
Teaching Hospital is to continue to produce revenue for the Com- 
monwealth. 

The campus program includes requests for the renovatior 
of ambulatory space for primary care and ancillary space for 
outreach programs currently housed in hospital rooms. In addi- 
tion, equipment urgently needed for clinical and basic sciences 
faculty was also requested by the Medical School. Site improve- 
ment work on parking facilities, additional lighting and land- 
scaping were also included. 

Changes in wording were recommended by the Comittee. 
These suggestions clarified and specified the purpose and needs 
of the campus's individual category requests. It was agreed that 
these were essential to indicate campus priorities and program 
requirements. It was the general consensus that the need for a 
patient information system was essential but not an urgent pri- 
ority of the Center and should be deferred, so it was moved from 
the urgent to essential category. - 

There was general agreement that with the recommended 
adjustments the budget reflected the existing needs of the Uni- 
versity. It was the consensus of the Committee that the Univer- 
sity continue to consider the financial constraints of the Com- 
monwealth in its requests. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the FY81 Capital Outlay Request of the Univer- 
sity (Doc. T79-081 as amended.). 

The Committee discussed the MBTA Columbia Station Agree 
ment — UM/Boston. The agreement will provide the MBTA with ease- 
ment rights on University property necessary in the improvement 
and construction of the Columbia Point station. The renovation 
will be part of the Urban Mass Transporation Administration pro- 
gram. There was no further discussion and on motion made and 
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VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize 
the President to negotiate and sign an agreement 
between the University of Massachusetts and the 
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority govern- 
ing the construction and operation of a bus faci- 
lity at the Columbia Station. Further, to auth- 
orize the easement necessary to the construction 
of the facility. 

Chairman Kassler announced that the Committees would 
enter Executive Session to discuss the last agenda item Acquisi- 
tion of Syrian Church Property — UM/Worcester . On motion made 
and seconded at 6:15 p.m. the meeting was adjourned. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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Executive 
Session 



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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

August 29, 1979; 12:00 noon 
Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey; President Knapp; 
Trustees Breyer , Burack, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, Kassler, Krumsiek 
LaVoice, Marks, McNeil, Robertson, Sawtelle, Shearer and Troy; Mr 
Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Secretary Johnson, represent- 
ing Trustee King; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Hurd , Administrative Sec- 
retary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Trustees : Trustees Atkins, Crain, Frechette, Morgenthau, 
Okin, Popko and Winthrop 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Koffler; Professors Fletcher and Kline, 
Faculty Representatives 

UM/ Bos ton : Chancellor Corrigan; Professor Hart, Faculty Repre- 
sentative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada 



Guests: Ms. Clausen, Executive Office of Educational Affairs 



The meeting was called to order at 12:15 p.m. by Chairman 
Healey, who welcomed Professor Hart to his first meeting as fac- 
ulty representative from the Boston campus. Chairman Healey then 
reviewed briefly events which led up to this special meeting on 
Reorganization of Public Higher Education. 

In 1964 the General Court established, and the Board ac- 
cepted responsibility for, the University of Massachusetts at 
Boston because it was believed that the Commonwealth needed a 
comprehensive university center that could provide not only lib- 
eral arts, pre-prof essional and professional education, but also 
the public service and assistance programs that are the tradi- 
tional responsibility of the statewide land-grant university. 



Reorganization has been a concern of the Board for over a 
period of several years. In February the Board indicated that it 
believed reorganization was necessary and offered to play a lead- 
ing role in the development of a plan that would meet the educa- 
tional needs of the Commonwealth. Over the past year and half the 
Board has also been actively concerned with developing plans for 
the future of UM/Boston. Earlier this year, a long-range plan 
for the Boston campus was endorsed, which outlined in very specific 



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of Public 
Higher 
Education 



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BOARD 

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terms how this campus could continue to grow into the role for 
which it was originally established. 

With regard to reorganization, continued Chairman Healey, 
there were two major propositions before the Board: first, a pro- 
posed set of principles for statewide reoganization which must 
guide the public debate over this issue in the next several 
months; and second, a specific proposal which it is believed 
would meet the needs of the greater Boston area. The Board of 
Higher Education has just endorsed a staff proposal that would 
urge a very different approach to these issues. It would create 
a sixth segment of public higher education at a time when many 
are questioning the need for the present five segments. It would 
also sever UM/Boston from its fifteen year old role as an inte- 
gral part of the statewide University of Massachusetts. Both the 
University and the Boston area itself would be poorer for the 
adoption of such a scheme. A University in an urban state needs 
a campus in touch with the needs of the city; and Boston needs 
the educational programs, the public service and the technical 
assistance a statewide university can provide. The proposal be- 
for the Board is designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth. 

Chairman Healey then called on Trustee Marks, the Board's 
delegate to the BHE to report on their proposal. Trustee Marks 
said the BHE proposal was organized around four general princi- 
ples: (1) governance and organization, (2) financing higher ed- 
ucation, (3) quality control, and (4) student assistance and 
financial aid. The proposal suggests the creation of a city uni- 
versity of Boston which would include all the existing public 
higher education institutions in the Boston area — UM/Boston, 
Boston State College, Massachusetts College of Art, Bunker Hill 
Community College and Roxbury Community College and would be 
governed by a sixth segmental board. The proposal would incor- 
porate Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State College 
as part of the University of Massachusetts at Worcester, with an 
emphasis on allied health science. The status of the University 
of Lowell and Southeastern Massachusetts University is not ad- 
dressed in the staff document, and they would presumably remain 
as regional universities. The number of state colleges would be 
reduced in number to twelve. The structure of the BHE would 
change. All members would be appointed and there would be no 
segmental representation. The responsibilities of the BHE would 
be increased to include tuition policy, financial aid, labor con- 
tracts and other related matters. 

The BHE staff paper contained no explicit proposed cost 
savings, but mentioned budgeting by formula as well as the need 
for rigid screening of capital expenditures. No new institutions 
were contemplated. The quality of what would be taught was ad- 
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The need for a statewide commission on educational quality and 
program assessment was discussed. All continuing education 
programs would come under the purview of the BHE. With one ex- 
ception, the Health Loan Program, all student assistance and 
financial aid would also come under the purview of the BHE. 

At the conclusion of Trustee Marks' report, President 
Knapp reviewed the University's reorganization activities to 
date. He said there was no issue of greater importance to the 
Board and the University for the next decade than that related 
to the reorganization of public higher education. Reorganization 
concerns not only the structure, but also the nature and sub- 
stance of what higher education should be. During the past year 
University staff has been reviewing the needs of the state in 
terms of change and program development. The Committee on Long- 
Range Planning has held two open meetings in the last month con- 
cerned with reorganization. Trustees and staff have met with 
members of the BHE, and state and community colleges, and have 
identified some common as well as some diverse views. As a re- 
sult of these discussions, the University has put together a 
series of principles which it is believed should form the basis 
of any reorganization plan. These principles have then been 
applied to a feasibility study for reorganization of public higher 
education in the Boston area. 

Although the legislative commission on reorganization 
has not been fully appointed, the University, along with the 
other segments, has been asked to provide its ideas and recom- 
mendations for consideration by the commission in the fall. The 
commission will have its own research staff, who will review the 
proposals submitted and will then make its own recommendations. 



The Committee on Long-Range Planning has reviewed a 
series of proposals for future development of UM/Boston. The 
campus, now in its sixteenth year and its sixth year at the Har- 
bor Campus, has a good sense of direction as to how it can meet 
the needs of the Boston area. The Harbor Campus is taking part 
in the revitalization of Columbia Point — there is a provision in 
the capital budget for a state archives building at the Point, 
the J.F. Kennedy Library is scheduled to open in October with an 
anticipated 150,000,000 visitors, there is active consideration 
of a housing development. All these developments provide an op- 
portunity for the campus to become deeply involved as a focal 
point for much of the cultural life of the City of Boston. 

The BHE proposal runs contrary to a trend in the coun- 
try today to incorporate municipally-oriented universities into 
state system. 

At the conclusion of his remarks, President Knapp asked 
Mr. Lynton to present to the Board the twelve recommended Princi- 
ples for Statewide Organization of Public Higher Education . Mr. 
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incorporated the revisions suggested during the discussion by 
the Committee on Long-Range Planning on August 23. He said that 
the guidelines are applicable to all segments of higher educatio^ 
At the present time there is considerable overlap and redundancy 
within the system which should be eliminated. The role of the 
state colleges, for instance, should be more clearly defined. 
Although different organizational patterns may be appropriate 
for different locations, there should be sufficient organization 
to provide proper coordination without program duplication. It 
is possible that one impartial board could supervise a number of 
different types of institutions. The need for regional planning 
councils should be explored, since this would provide the best 
locus for public/private cooperation such as the Five-College and 
Worcester consortia. 



Mr. Lynton then read each principle, giving a brief 
explanation of the basis upon which the principle was founded. 
At the conclusion of his presentation Chairman Healey asked for 
discussion. During the lengthy discussion which followed modifi- 
cations were made to the twelve principles. Several concerns 
were expressed by Board members including the need for segmental 
representation on the coordinating board. Although the Univer- 
sity agrees with the BHE that there is need for greater coordina- 
tion in the public higher education system, it believes very 
strongly that to sever UM/Boston from' the University of Massa- 
chusetts would be harmful to both the University and to the Com- 
monwealth. The Board argued that lumping together all of the 
institutions in the Boston area under a new board and new presi- j 
dent would delay effective reorganizational efforts; it was stated 
that Boston and its neighborhoods are entitled to an urban uni- 
versity with a statewide status, and that reorganization should 
be approached in terms of educational quality and distinction, 
not just as an ideal but as an achievement. There was also some 
concern that more emphasis be placed on students, rather than on 
institutions and programs and that the needs of minority students , 
in particular, must be considered. 

Secretary Johnson said that he worried that if each 
segment proposed its own plan, this would cause divisiveness. 
Chairman Healey explained that the Board had been specifically 
requested by the Governor to submit a proposal for reorganization 
by September 1 and that the proposal under discussion is only a 
framework within which reorganization can be considered. . It is 
open to further discussion and modifications. It was suggested 
that as the leader in public higher education, the University 
had the responsibility to make recommendations based on its 
experience. It was also noted that the BHE action was inappro- 
priate on procedural grounds, since a staff report should not be 
circulated without Board approval. Discussion was concluded at 
this point, and a motion was proposed. Two amendments to the 
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amended motion was then moved, seconded and 



VOTED ; The Board of Trustees believes it it of utmost 
importance to the Commonwealth to maintain its 
statewide University, encompassing interrelated 
campuses at Amherst, Boston and Worcester and 
field, experiment, research and public service 
facilities throughout Massachusetts. The state- 
wide University should continue to provide an 
integrated program of teaching, research and 
public service of the highest quality to the 
people of the Commonwealth. Furthermore, no 
plan should be adopted which severs and isolates 
the Boston urban campus and its natural student 
constituency from the benefits of the quality 
and prestigious programs peculiarly offered by 
our statewide University. 

Any reorganization of higher education in Mas- 
sachusetts should clearly reflect the unique 
mission and responsibility of the statewide 
University, and should be based on a careful 
examination of the needs of the Commonwealth. 

The relationship of other existing institutions 
or segments to the statewide University should 
be carefully evaluated on the basis of their 
compatibility with those needs. 

Discussion then turned to A Possible Framework for the 
Reorganization of Public Higher Education in the Boston Area . 
Trustee Marks said that the Long-Range Planning Committee discus- 
sion of reorganization had been concerned with four aspects: (1)! 
institutional configuration, (2) space and enrollment, (3) aca- 
demic underpinnings, or educational rationale, and (4) cost effec- 
tiveness. Mr. Lynton then outlined the suggested framework, 
emphasizing that it was not a proposal or a detailed plan, but 
merely a general organizational pattern and a test of economic 
feasibility. The study is driven by the fact that the present 
enrollment in the institutions under consideration totals 15,000, 
more than 2/3 of which are lower division students, less than 1/3 
are upper division, and about 500 are graduate students. This 
indicates a need for considerable expansion at the community col- 
lege level to provide ready access and a first entry point for a 
large number of lower division students, but it does not justify 
need for two institutions offering four-year programs. The pro- 
posed framework would realign existing institutions into two 
categories: (1) a single University of Massachusetts Center at 
Boston, which would include the Massachusetts College of Art main 
taining its distinct identity as a professional school, with the 
responsibility for all four-year and graduate programs; and (2) 
community colleges expanded to accommodate most of the lower di- 
vision enrollment. Both the UM/Boston and MCA would be enhanced 
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two separate campuses. The expanded community college in Boston 
would facilitate student access and serve as an entry point, in 
many instances, for students undecided about a four-year course 
of study. The proposal would define clearly the mission for all 
the area institutions, enhance educational quality, and provide 
significant cost savings. 

The proposed framework and feasibility study which was 
circulated to the Trustees was discussed at length. Chancellor 
Corrigan expressed appreciation for the way in which the Board 
had approached the matter of reorganization as it would affect 
UM/Boston. He said the proposed framework could not be accom- 
plished without great sacrifices at UM/Boston since such a recon- 
figuration would use all available classroom and office space. 
He stressed the need for a University Center which could make 
available to the eastern part of the state not only its own re- 
sources, but those resources of the other units of the University 
both in personnel and in facilities. The prospects for the fu- 
ture were very exciting and it was the intention of the campus 
to cooperate with other segments to insure maximum service to the: 
citizenry of the Commonwealth. Chancellor Corrigan said he be- 
lieved the best arrangement would be to provide the MCA with new 
space on campus, but if this was not possible, there were other 
alternatives available. 



Professor Hart expressed his gratitude to Chancellor 
Corrigan for the open communication with the UM/Boston community 
with regard to reorganization. He said he believed it was im- 
portant for the campus community to realize that (1) reorganiza- 
tion is inevitable, (2) that the choice of plans likely to be 
adopted is undoubtedly limited to two, that of the University 
and that of the BHE, and (3) that the University's plan is the 
better of the two. Professor Hart expressed reservations with 
regard to the University's suggested framework and questioned 
whether such a plan would provide protection of and/or improve- 
ment in the quality of the programs at UM/Boston. He was un- 
certain whether it is educationally efficient to segregate lower 
divisional preparation and then to guarantee upper divisional 
work, a system which would require much greater coordination and 
correlation of community college programs with those at UM/Bostor. 
He then asked four specific questions: 

(1) Could the University function more efficiently as a 
primarily upper divisional facility if most of its 
students received lower divisional preparation at 
community colleges? 

(2) Would the upper division programs improve in quality 
if they are open to all students who complete lower 
division programs at the community colleges? 

(3) Is it at all likely, politically or socially, that 
Boston State College could be phased out, divided 
up, etc., without replacing large numbers of UM/Boston 
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are tenured? 

(4) How would the University address the suggestion 
that Boston State College alone appears to be 
acceptable to and supportive of minority students? 

Trustee Marks replied that the questions raised by 
Professor Hart were well taken and deserved answers. The Uni- 
versity plan is based on the academic aspects that would ensure 
quality education for students. The goal was to provide an 
appropriate organizational and programmatic structure with achie 
vable cost savings. It was noted that there would still be 
lower division students at UM/Boston, but the proportion would 
change from 60:40 to 40:60 lower to upper division. It was also 
noted that the University's experience with transfer students 
had been good. For those students who had not yet determined 
their goals, entry level courses at community colleges were less 
expensive than those at four-year institutions. Minorities rep- 
resented 12 percent of the UM/Boston student population and, 
therefore, there did not seem to be a problem with regard to 
minority access. 

Secretary Johnson said that although he believed the 
statement of principles was basically useful, he thought to pro- 
pose a structure for reorganization at this time was premature. 
All the options must be considered before proposals were sub- 
mitted. 



Discussion followed with regard to the dilemma of how 
to provide a useful proposal without going into specifics. It 
was emphasized that the feasibility study was not a firm proposal, 
but simply a suggestion of one configuration which could obtain 
the desired objectives — quality education, reduced duplication 
of programs, and cost savings. The need for maintaining current 
momentum was stressed. 

At the conclusion of the discussion, it was agreed that 
the Board would take action only on the proposed framework. The 
feasibility study, essentially a staff paper, would be separate 
from the framework. Chairman Healey asked if there was any 
further comments on the proposed framework. It was suggested that 
reference to nontraditional students be inserted into the docu- 
mentation and that the President and the Trustees be authorized 
to participate in further discussions of alternative approaches 
to reorganization. 



It was then moved, seconded and 



VOTED : To authorize the President and other members of 
the Board to participate in and contribute to 
legislative and other discussions of the reorgani- 
zation of public higher education as spokespersons 
for the Board of Trustees and the University of 
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in Doc. T79-085, and the possible framework for 
realignment in the Boston area, contained in 
Doc. T79-086; 

And further to authorize continuing feasibility 
studies and the exploration of alternative ap- 
proaches, in consultation with the segments and 
institutions which could be affected, giving 
due consideration to all pertinent factors and 
the interests of all constituencies within the 
institutions and the community at large. 

Ms. Clausen suggested that the University urge that 
the reorganization committee be composed of qualified personnel, 
adequately funded and given adequate time to perform its functioiji 
in such a way as to ensure the desired results. 

Chairman Healey thanked the Committee on Long-Range 
Planning and staff members, as well as all others who partici- 
pated in the preparation of the documentation for the meeting. 
He asked the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Educational 
Affairs to convey to the State House and the sense that sometimes 
timing makes it difficult to accomplish the desired results, but 
that the Board has done its utmost to respond positively to the 
request for direction in planning for reorganization. 

There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 2:55 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 



Thursday, August 30, 1979; 2:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Crain; President Knapp; 
Trustees Cross, Dennis, Krumsiek and LaVoice; Ms. Hurd, Adminis- 
trative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Member: Trustee Breyer 

University Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Stine, Assis- 
tant Vice President 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Allen, Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs and Provost; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Stu- 
dent Affairs 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Tubbs , Vice Chancellor for Studen 
Affairs; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director, Institutional Planning and 
Budgeting 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada; Mr. Fosselman, Controller; 
Mr. Turek, Budget Director; Ms. Wyatt, Assistant Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance 



The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by Chair- 1 
man Crain. President Knapp summarized the FY80 Operating Budget s 
There is an overall increase in the personnel accounts of roughly 
4 to 5 percent not including new positions. UM/Boston received 
money for new staff positions for the physical education program, 
and UM/Worcester received funds for twelve new faculty, nine new 
classified positions and one new professional position. UM/ 
Amherst is shortest in the personnel accounts. Overall utilities 
are up 13 percent. Accounts other than personnel and utilities 
fared as follows: 



University Administration 

Institute for Governmental Services 

UM/Amherst 

UM/Boston 

UM/Worcester 



-15.0 percent 

-10.0 percent 

+2.2 percent 

+3.2 percent 

-27.4 percent* 



*The shortage at the Medical School is in the 03 personnel 
account. 



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Budget 

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The President noted that the increase in student aid 
(3 percent) does not keep pace with the increased tuition and 
fees (15 percent) . Although the University Administration is 
the only unit to have received fewer dollars than in FY79, the 
increases in the other units do not keep up with inflation. Ma- 
jor sacrifices have had to be made in several accounts, includin 
student aid, library specials, equipment, staff positions and 
support accounts. 



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President Knapp commented that emphasis in the future 
must be placed on critical needs and reallocation of funds; cost 
effectivness must become a major administrative goal. There will 
be continued emphasis on energy conservation. 

The Chancellors outlined the major points of the bud- 
gets for their campuses. Chancellor Koffler stated that the un- 
avoidable increases in energy costs, student stipends, cost-of- 
living adjustments and merit increases would result in a $1.56 
million shortfall at UM/ Amherst. It was noted in particular 
that the age of the Amherst campus made significant savings from 
energy conservation measures very difficult. Although federal 
funds are available for energy conservation programs, an energy 
audit is required before funds can be obtained and the campus 
currently does not have the manpower to devote to such an audit. 
(It. is hoped that an energy audit will be completed once a Coor- 
dinator of Energy Conservation is hired, and Chairman Crain re- 
quested that the results of the Audit be placed on a future B&F 
agenda. ) 

Mr. Beatty reported that an increase of 12 percent in 
utility costs raised the entire Administration and Finance bud- 
get 5.6 percent. And he stressed that the Administration and 
Finance budget increase 1 percent if utility increases were not 
included. The FY80 budget reflects the addition of a Director 
of Financial Affairs and a Coordinator of Energy Conservation. 

Several questions were raised about the budget for Ad- 
ministration and Finance. It was noted that the budget for FY80 
non-state funds was low since it was based on very conservative 
grant and contract income estimates. It is the practice to bud 
get low in this area since it is not appropriate to base expendi 
tures on expected grant and contract income; it Is normal for th2 
income from these sources to exceed what is budgeted as awards 
are made throughout the year. Mr. Stine noted that revised fed- 
eral guidelines for the handling of grants and contracts, howeve|r 
would result in additional expense for the University. In addi 
tion, the question of whether the University must reimburse the 
state for overhead and/or fringe benefits on grants and contractjs 
has yet to be resolved. 

Chairman Crain also noted that he was pleased to see 
that costs for Common Services was levelling off but inquired 
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Services. Mr. Beatty responded that a court settlement mandating 
that certain employees be funded from the campus' 02 account had 
affected the campus' ability to fund Common Services from that 
account as planned. He noted that the campus and the University 
Administration were working together to find other sources to 
fund Common Services, but that the Amherst campus would meet its 
full obligation. 

Since Chancellor Corrigan had not been on campus when 
the budget was prepared, he asked members of his staff to com- 
ment. Mr. Fenstemacher said that major increases were to cover 
cost-of-living adjustments and six new positions for minimum 
staffing of the new physical education building. The increase in 
the Library special account will eliminate the backlog in books 
for new programs at the College of Professional Studies and the 
College of Public and Community Service. 

It was noted that the new physical education facility 
must be staffed at a level to accommodate community use. It was 
stressed that community use of the physical education facility 
had been a major consideration in the decision to build this 
structure and that it was important that community programs be- 
came a reality. This also raised the question of the need for 
qualified personnel, as well as the establishment of a fee struc- 
ture that would not discourage community use, but contribute to 
the facility's maintenance. 

Chairman Crain commented on a reference in the document 
to the use of outside consultants, and requested that wherever 
possible the University economize by using its internal expertise 
for consulting work. He also expressed concern that outside 
groups using University facilities were not contributing their 
share of overhead costs. 

At the conclusion of the UM/Boston report, President 
Knapp complimented the campus for having attained its full enroll- 
ment goals, to which Chancellor Corrigan replied that the reson- 
siveness of the faculty had made this possible. 

The Committee next considered the University Administra- 
tion budget. President Knapp said that budget cuts in this area 
necessitated reducing staff, maintaining vacant positions, aban- 
doning the concept of a Vice President for External Relations and 
cutting expenses in nonpersonnel accounts. Ms. Bradin noted that 
the staff in the administrative offices had been reduced under 
President Knapp 's leadership from 50 to 42 persons and noted that 
a new job grading system for classified staff was underway. 
Chairman Crain said he was pleased that better handling of trust 
funds had substantially increased income from this source. 

Discussion turned to the UM/Worcester budget. Chancellor 
Tranquada said that the FY80 budget had increased less than five 
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been added. The greatest problem was the shortage of 03 funds 
which are used to pay contracts with affiliated teaching hospitals 
and to cover a variety of personnel needs such as recruitment of 
new faculty. Capitation grants decreased this year, a trend 
which is likely to continue. 

It was noted that energy consumption had been consider- 
ably decreased in spite of adding more hospital beds and faculty. 
Mr. Meehan is working with the campus to find ways to reduce costs 
further. In addition, problems with the original supervisory sys- 
tems are being corrected with capital outlay money. 

It was suggested that it might be useful to publish an 
article about energy conservation at UM/Boston and UM/Worcester 
and to explain what steps were being planned at UM/Amherst. Mr. 
Baxter said that the Boston campus was currently preparing a 
four-year summary showing how energy savings had been used to 
supplement other activities. There was no further discussion and 
on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
approve the FY80 Operating Budget of the 
University (Doc. T79-036) . 

President Knapp summarized the FY81 Maintenance Budget 
Request , which represents an overall increase of twelve percent 
over the FY80 Operating Budget. The increases in personnel ac- 
counts represent additional positions and do not include merit 
or cost-of-living adjustments in current salaries. The breakdown 
by campus is as follows: UM/Amherst, +5.5%; UM/Boston, +10%; and 
UM/Worcester, +16%. The Boston increase reflects the operation of 
the new physical education building and expanded academic programs 
such as the extended day. The increase at Worcester corrects the 
underfunding of the 03 account in FY80. President Knapp noted 
that the budget is conservative and inflation oriented, and is a 
statement of the University's priorities. 

Mr. Stine pointed out that the budget increase would 
only be 8.6 percent if utility costs were excluded. He said also 
that he had just received notification that the state was using 
a fifty percent inflation rate for utilities. There is a five per 
cent increase in the Library special account. Increases in stu- 
dent aid counteract the tuition increase. Ms. Bradin commented 
that the major portion of the 5.3 percent increase in Common Ser- 
vices supported internal auditing programs necessitated by fed- 
eral regulations but not funded by the federal government. 

Reporting for UM/Amherst, Chancellor Koffler said that 
the campus has not been able to keep up with inflation. Support 
money is low in all categories and equipment is in poor condition. 
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essentially for a stand-still budget. Chancellor Koffler noted 
that in addition to its commitment to students, the University 
serves the Commonwealth in many other ways. The Library, he 
said is a major resource, but although the appropriation for the 
Library has increased, only half as many books can be purchased 
today as were bought with the 1973 appropriation. 

Chancellor Corrigan said that he wanted to make three 
major points about the request for UM/Boston: (1) the FY81 en- 
rollment goal of 7200 may very well be exceeded; (2) the budget 
does not take into account possible reorganization of higher 
education in the Boston area since there is no way to predict 
what form it will take; and (3) it does not respond to possible 
changes in internal administrative structures to avoid duplica- 
tion which are under review. 

Responding to a question from Trustee Cross, Mr. Tubbs 
said that career counseling and placement have been combined and 
funds have been reallocated to this area. It was noted that the 
Middle Income Assistance Act will make 85 percent of UM/Boston 
students eligible for financial aid. 

Chancellor Tranquada informed the Committee that the 
Medical Center budget request for FY81 is less than 6 percent 
higher than the FY80 request. Aside from the increase in 03 
funds due to the underfunding in FY80, the major increases repre 
sent creation of the position of Academic Dean separate from the 
Chancellor post, and the transfer of four of seven vital adminis 
strative positions from faculty lines. 

The Hospital budget anticipates 76 new hospital beds 
in addition to the 293 which will have been opened by the end of 
FY80. There will be expansion of ambulatory services which will 
be accomplished more efficiently than in the past since central 
services are now in place. The state supplement of $4 million 
is essential to cover unpaid bills and educational expenses. 

Concern was expressed about how to justify additional 
hospital beds in an overbedded region. Chancellor Tranquada ex- 
plained that the kinds of beds necessary for a teaching hospital 
were not currently available, and the patients for these beds 
were drawn from outside the Worcester area where overbedding was 
less of a problem. Ms. Wyatt added that specialties such as 
pediatrics and obstetrics which were overbuilt in the Worcester 
area, would be cut back at the Teaching Hospital. 



Trustee Krumsiek said that in view of the just-releasec. 
state guidelines for estimating inflationary costs and because 
the original FY80 budget request had been a reasonable request, 
he was not prepared to recommend that the Board approve the FY81 
request in its present form. He was not convinced that it was 
adequate to cover the University's needs. President Knapp said 
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original FY80 request, the amount actually appropriated, where 
the cuts were made, and how the FY81 request dealt with the gaps 
between the FY'80 request and appropriation. A request was also 
made for a summary of the events which took place between the 
submission of the original request and the final appropriation — 
that is,, why the changes were made, who made them, and how they 
might have been prevented. The Committee agreed not to recommen 
the FY81 budget request at this time but to take the request to 
the September 5 meeting of the Board for discussion. 

Ms. Bradin presented the FY81 Capital Outlay Budget as 
amended at the August 29 meeting of the Buildings and Grounds 
Committee. Historically requests for the submission of capital 
outlay requirements came in October, but the request was early 
this year making it impossible to arrange a joint meeting with 
the Committee on Buildings and Grounds. The recommendation undetr 
consideration would be affected by the FY80 appropriation and 
revisions based on the FY80 appropriations may be necessary. 
Chairman Crain asked if' there had been discussion about the re- 
furbishing of old buildings .at UM/ Amherst. Ms. Bradin replied 
that this matter had been discussed at length and it had been 
agreed that renovations should be considered in the context of 
space needs for the entire campus. Alternatives . to renovation 
are also to be considered and a feasibility study will be com- 
pleted before action is taken on renovating Marshall Hall. 

In response to a question about the status of the 
health problem at the Graduate Research Center at UM/ Amherst 
Mr. Beatty said that the National Institute for Occupational 
Safety (NIOSH) had reported that it could find no physical cause 
for the health problems; however, the study recommended improve- 
ments to the ventilation system. A request for a wording change 
to allow the use of construction funds to correct the ventila- 
tion and noise problems in the building has been included in the 
Capital Outlay Request. There was no further discussion, and 
on motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To concur with the recommendation of the Com- 
mittee on Buildings and Grounds that the Board 
of Trustees approve the FY81 Capital Outlay 
Request of the University (Doc. T79-081, as 
amended) . 

Chairman Crain asked Chancellor Corrigan to. describe 
the Personnel Action for Dr. Houston Elam, as Dean, College of 
Profess ional Studie s — UM/Boston. Chancellor Corrigan spoke 
highly of Dr. Elam, stating that his work at the Montclaire 
State College in New Jersey made him the ideal person for CPS. 
Dr. Elam has been on campus during the summer and has aleady 
proved to be a valuable asset. The personnel action before the 
Committee, Chancellor Corrigan stated, set Dr. Elam's salary as 
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The Committee discussed in general the problem of the 
inadequacy of the University executive salary scale when trying 
to attract superior candidates to the campuses. It was noted 
that one of the two finalists for the CPS deanship was already 
making more in his present position than could be offered at 
UM/Boston. Chancellor Corrigan said that half of the deans at 
the University of Maryland are earning more than any of the deans 
at the University of Massachusetts. President Knapp said that 
an executive compensation study would be provided and he antici- 
pated that it would be ready for the Board discussion in the 
fall. The Board should also consider the 1 percent restriction 
on overscale appointments. Trustee Dennis added that it was im 
portant for members of the Board to understand the whole process 
of salary scales. There was no further discussion, and on motion 
made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the Personnel Action for Houston Elam set forth 
in Doc. T79-071. 

Chairman Crain noted that the last agenda item, the 
University Administration Budget, had been discussed earlier in 
the meeting. There being no further business, the meeting was 
adjourned at 5:25 p.m. 



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Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



Wednesday, September 5, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 

Memorial Hall 

University of Massachusetts/Amherst 



ATTENDANCE: | Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey; President Knapp ; 

Trustees Atkins, Crain, Cross, Dennis, Kassler, Krumsiek, LaVoice , 
Marks, Morgenthau, Robertson, Troy; Mr. Callahan representing 
Trustee Anrig; Mr. Lenhardt representing Trustee Frechette; Ms. 
Clausen representing Trustee King; Ms. Owens representing Trustee 
Okin; Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop; Treasurer Brand; 
Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Trustees: Trustees Breyer, Burack, Donlan, McNeil, Popko, 
Sawtelle and Shearer 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Searson, Uni- 
versity Counsel 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Professor Frank, Faculty Representa- 
tive 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for 



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Administration and Finance; Mr. Fenstemacher , Director of Insti- 
tutional Studies 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada; Ms. Wyatt, Assistant Vice 



Chancellor for Administration and Finance; Dr. Viles , Faculty 
Representative 

Chairman Healey called the meeting to order at 2:35 p.m. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the August 8, 1979 
meeting of the Board of Trustees. 



Approval of 
Minutes of 
of Prior 



Chairman Healey conveyed the Board's thanks and apprecia- Meeting 
tion to Chancellor Koffler and the entire Amherst campus community 
for the courtesy and hospitality extended to the Trustees during 
their visit to the campus. 



President Knapp expressed his thanks to Chancellor 
Koffler and the members of the Amherst campus for their cordial 
welcome. He said the events of the past two days had provided 
the Trustees with a wonderful opportunity to meet several of the 
exceptional people working on campus. 



President's 
Remarks 



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UM/ Amherst — 
Chancellor's 
Remarks 



UM/Boston — 
Chancellor' s 
Remarks 



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The President highlighted serious aspects of the Trusted 
briefing held Tuesday afternoon concerning problems in the library 
He praised Chancellor Koffler and the campus administrative staff 
for their immediate response to the situation. He particularly 
noted their concern and quick planning for human safety and their 
rapid formulation of contingency plans for use of, and access to, 
the facility. He emphasized that the closing of the library poses 
a critical problem for the University; the library is the heart o 
an academic institution and access to it and its resources are 
vital to the academic year. 

President Knapp said that the recent Board actions on 
reorganization had been conveyed to legislative leaders and the 
heads of the other public higher education segments. He indi- 
cated that response to the Board's proposals has been favorable. 
The University's recommendation is viewed as an opening dialogue 
on the issue of reorganization of public higher education and is 
considered an affirmative step that will foster future discussion 

The President reported that the FY80 Operating Budget 
reviewed by the Committee on Budget and Finance is $10.8 million 
less than originally requested by the University. The proposed 
FY81 Maintenance Budget Request builds on the University's origi- 
nal FY80 request and anticipates inflation, although it does not 
include salary increase funds. This additional sum will be pre- 
sented to the Board at the conclusion of collective bargaining 
negotiations in which the University will be involved during the 
year. The President again stressed the need for University-wide 
reallocation of resources and priorities and said each campus 
was currently involved in internal administrative reorganization 
efforts. 

Chancellor Koffler thanked the Board for coming to the 
campus and indicated that this visit was an important event for 
both the campus and members of the Board. He stressed campus 
concern over the closing of the Library and emphasized that the 
Trustees would be kept informed on all aspects of the situation. 

The Chancellor noted that in the past month he has dis- 
covered that the quality of the campus far exceeds his earlier 
expectations. The problems that do exist are not only academic 
but also attitudinal. However, he noted that in an annual student 
opinion poll 80% of UM/Amherst students thought highly of their 
college experience. The Chancellor expressed pleasure over a 
recent breakfast gathering he attended with members of both the 
Amherst community and campus community. 

Chancellor Corrigan thanked the members of the Board 
for their strong support of the Harbor Campus during the recent 
reorganization efforts and expressed the campus's appreciation 
for their dedication. He reported on internal administrative 
reorganization efforts on the campus. Long-range reorganization 
plans will involve review of existing governance and will include 



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consultation with University administration and the Board. The 
campus will be undertaking a careful study and analysis of re- 
sources, activities and staffing patterns and these long-range 
recommendations will be forthcoming in the months ahead. 

The Chancellor announced that James Broderick, Associate 
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences has been appointed in- 
terim deputy Chancellor for the current year. Dr. Broderick 's 
duties will encompass many of the responsibilities formerly 
assigned to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/ 
Provost. The Chancellor indicated that he had met with many 
faculty and administrative personnel regarding the role and re- 
sponsibilities of the Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic 
Affairs/Provost and it was the general consensus that the reorgani- 
zation of these duties within the Chancellor's Office was a viable 
alternative. Deans and program directors will now report to the 
Chancellor's Office. Major effort is being made to more fully 
utilize the talents of the three deans and effectively include 
them in the campus-wide administrative activities. It is antici- 
pated that the reorganization of Provost-level responsibilities 
within the Chancellor's Office will assist in this undertaking. 
Chancellor Corrigan added that the enrollment efforts of the cam- 
pus had been highly successful and the goal of full enrollment 
had been met. 

Chancellor Tranquada reported that freshman orientation 
had just been completed and 56 cities and towns of the Commonwealth 
are represented among the incoming freshman. One third of the 
class is female, 5% minority; 45% have spent one or more years 
out of college; two students hold Ph.D's; 14 students attended 
UM/ Amherst and 4 students attended UM/Boston. The Chancellor 
also reported that of the eight chief residents at the Hospital 
this year, five are women. 

President Knapp announced that Mrs. Carole Cohen would 
be joining the Offices of University Administration on September 
10 as Director of University Relations. Mrs. Cohen will be re- 
sponsible for coordinating alumni relations and development pro- 
grams on the campuses. She will also staff the President' Advisory 
Council. The President indicated that this appointment reflected 
a rethinking of the organization of the area of University relations. 



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UM/Worcester- 
Chancellor 's 
Remarks 






The Board then heard reports of the Standing Committees. 
Chairman Crain reported that the Committee on Budget and Finance 
met on August 30. The Committee reviewed the FY8Q Operating Bud- 
get. There was general concern over the impact of spiralling 



energy costs and inflation on the University's resources and 
particularly on its academic programming. The Committee discussec 
potential conservation efforts to dramatically reduce energy re- 
quirements. In the review of the campus and administrative bud- 
gets, the Committee focused on several important concerns. 
Discussion included the impact and effect of potential reorgani- 
zation on enrollment requirements at the Harbor Campus. The 

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Report on 
Committee on 
Budget and 
Finance 

FY80 Operat- 
ing Budget 
(Doc. T79-036) 



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9/5/79 

Committee requested that further detailed information on the new 
Director of Energy Conservation and proposed conservation program^ 
at UM/ Amherst be provided. The maturation of the Medical School 
and the importance of budget concepts in that growth process were 
discussed. The favorable work done by Treasurer Brand on the Uni- 
versity's FY78 endowment portfolio was noted, as was the sense of 
urgency evidenced in the Office of University Administration in 
its personnel cutbacks. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the FY80 Operating Budget of the 
University (Doc. T79-036) . 

FY81 Main- The Committee discussed the FY81 Maintenance Budget Re- 

tenance Bud- quest and had recommended that the full Board review the request 
get Request ; at this meeting. The possibility that the University was asking 
(Doc. T79— 037) for too little in this request had been raised by Committee mem- 

bers. There was concern that the request be based on the needs 
of the University rather than the current legislative appropria- 
tion. Legislative cuts in the FY80 budget indicated that the 
University would continue to face a difficult challenge. It was 
the consensus of Committee members that the Board and University 
Administration should be better prepared to address the legisla- 
tive process. 

President Knapp offered a brief analysis of the Univer- 
sity's actual FY80 appropriation as compared to the original FY80 
request. He said of this shortfall that 45.5% impacted on overall. 
University services, 28.5% substantially affected educational 
programming on the campuses and 25% impacted on personnel funding 
He indicated that in terms of the FY81 request, the University 
was asking for the same level of funding that was requested in 
FY80 adjusted to include an additional $2.6 million for inflation, 
He indicated that this sum did not include costs for salary ad- 
justments and collective bargaining. It was important for the 
University to be mindful of these costs in view of the current 
fiscal constraints in the Commonwealth. He added that each Chan- 
cellor had been mandated to focus on administrative structures, 
expenses and personnel costs to seek to improve internal manage- 
ment systems. 

Discussion continued on imposed restrictions on Univer- 
sity fiscal autonomy. It was the general consensus that the anti- 
cipated opening of the Clark gymnasium would further impact on 
University funding. There was no further discussion and on motioi. 
made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To approve the FY81 Maintenance Budget Request 
of the University (Doc. T79-037) . 



Report of Com- 
mittee on 
Faculty and 
Educational 
Policy 



Trustee Troy reported on the August 29 meeting of the 

Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy. The Committee re- 

\ viewed the Appointment of Dr. Houston Elam as Dean, College of 

Professional Studies — UM/Boston. The Committee recommended the 



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appointment of Dr. Elam to this post and his appointment as Pro- 
fessor of Management with tenure. Dr. Elam has a distinguished 
record as both an administrator and teacher. Trustee Troy indi- 
cated that President Knapp, Chancellor Corrigan and former Chan- 
cellor Van Ummersen all concurred with this appointment. On 
motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To concur with the President in the appointment 
by the Chancellor of Houston Elam as Dean of the 
College of Professional Studies at the University 
of Massachusetts at Boston (Doc. T79-071); 



and 



VOTED: To concur in the appointment by the President of 

Houston Elam as Professor of Management with tenure 
at the University of Massachusetts at Boston 
(Doc. T79-071); 



and 



VOTED : To approve the Personnel Action for Houston Elam 
set forth in Doc. T79-071. 

The Committee discussed the Appointment of Dr. Samuel 
Conti as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research — UM/Amher s t . 
Trustee Troy noted that the documentation presented to the Com- 
mittee in support of Dr. Conti' s appointment was impressive. Dr. 
Conti is a biologist and the Director of the School of Biological 
Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. His record 
as an accomplished research scientist, teacher and administrator 
indicates that he will be a highly effective Dean. Trustee Troy 
added that both President Knapp and Chancellor Koffler concur in 
this appointment. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the appointment 
by the Chancellor of Samuel Conti as Dean of 
the Graduate School at the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Amherst (Doc. T79-077) . 

The Committee studied a proposal for the establishment 
of an Undergraduate Major in Dance — UM/Amherst. Trustee Troy said 
this major will require no new resources since the full program 
is currently available through the Bachelor Degree in Individual 
Concentration. There is evidence of strong student interest and 
the Committee recommended positive action. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the establishment of an undergraduate 
major in Dance at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst as described in Doc. T79-078 and adden- 
dum 1 thereto, said proposal to be submitted to 
the Board of Higher Education for its review and 
approval, to be implemented as soon as possible. 



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UM/Boston— 
Appointment 
of Houston 
Elam as Dean, 
College of 
Professional 
Studies 
(Doc. T79- 
071) 



UM/Amherst — 
Appointment 
of Dr. Sameul 
Conti as Dean 
of Graduate 
Studies and 
Research 
(Doc. T79- 
077) 



UM/Amherst — 
Undergraduate 
Maj or in 
Computer and 
Information 
Sciences 
(Doc. T79- 
078, adden- 
dum 2) 



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9/5/79 

UM/Boston — 
Waiver of Sab- 
bitical Leave 
Requirement 



UM/ Amherst — 
Exemptions 
From Sabbati- 
cal Leave Re- 
quirement 
(Doc. T79- 
084 and 
T79-087) 



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UM/Amherst — 
Preliminary 
Graduation 
Lists 



Report of Com- 
mittee on 
Buildings and 
Grounds 



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An appeal for a Waiver of Sabbatical Leave Requirement- - 
UM/Boston was reviewed. The Committee concurred with the recom- 
mendations of the Department of English, Dean Riccards, Chancello 
Corrigan and President Knapp that an exception be made in this 
case and that Professor Webb be allowed to resign without reim- 
bursement to the University. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To waive the requirement that Professor Igor Webb 
return to the University upon completion of his 
sabbatical leave (Doc. T79-080) . 

The Committee considered two Exemptions From Sabbatical 
Leave Requirement — UM/Amherst. Professor Donald T. Streets of th^ 
School of Education has requested an additional year, on leave 
without pay, to complete his work in California and has written 
indicating his intent to return to the Amherst campus at the end 
of the year. Professor Nelson Stevens of the Department of Afro- 
Amherican Studies has also requested an additional year, on leave 
without pay, to complete his work at the Tuskegee Institute. 
Professor Stevens has also indicated his intent to return to the 
University at the end of the year. The Committee recommended 
these exemptions. Trustees expressed concern over the lateness 
of these requests and the pro forma appearance of any Board actiofi 
on them. It was requested that future requests come to the Com- 
mittee and Board in a more timely fashion. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED : To exempt Donald T. Streets from the requirement 
of returning immediately to the University, upon 
completion of his sabbatical leave, and to allow 
him to take a year of leave without pay on the 
condition set forth in Doc. T79-084; 



and 



VOTED : To exempt Nelson Stevens from the requiiement of 
returning immediately to the University, upon 
completion of his sabbatical leave, and to allow 
him to take a year of leave without pay on the 
condition set forth in Doc. T79-087. 

The Committee also considered the Preliminary Graduation 
Lists — UM/Amherst. A total of 1,203 degrees were recommended by 
the campus and the Committee concurred in the recommendation sub- 
ject to the completion of all requirements as certified by the re- 
corder of the campus. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the preliminary graduation lists of 
September 1979, UM/Amherst (Doc. T79-079) sub- 
ject to the completion of all requirements as 
certified by the Recorder of the campus. 

Trustee Kassler reported to the Board on the briefing 
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and campus administrative staff had studied the preliminary- 
safety reports on the existing problems in the library and Trustee 
Kassler proposed the following motion which was seconded, and 



VOTED: The Board of Trustees has reviewed the preliminary 
reports on the safety problems involving the ex- 
terior of the UMass/Amherst Library. We commend 
Chancellor Koffler and his staff for their prompt 
and professional response to these reports. Since 
the information indicates possible hazards to human 
safety, the buildings should not be re-opened until 
we know the full extent of the problem and the ha- 
zards presented, and the alternatives, which might 
allow use of various portions of the building, and 
other locations which can be used to insure con- 
tinuing library service. We direct the University 
and campus administrative offices to develop this 
information as their highest priority and to work 
with the Bureau of Building Construction and other 
appropriate state agencies to insure that the pro- 
posals and the funds for rectifying the deficiencies 
in the library are made available to the University 
as soon as possible. 

Trustee Kassler thanked the members of the Board for 
their participation in the morning tour of buildings. On behalf 
of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds and the Trustees, he 
thanked Mr. Beatty, Mr. Littlefield and their respective staffs 
for all their assistance in arranging the tour and preparing the 
necessary material. In the discussion that followed, it was the 
general consensus that while the buildings in question are UMass 
buildings in name, the University does not have the legal author- 
ity to remedy existing deficiencies and provide the funds needed 
to effect repairs. On motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To thank the staff at the University of Massachu- 
setts, Amherst for the campus tour representative 
of the building problems existing on campus and 
the corrective measures in progress dealing with 
them. We call upon the University and campus 
staffs to review the short range and long term 
space and academic needs on the campus in order 
to revise and further prioritize, if appropriate, 
future expenditures. We call upon the UMass 
Building Authority and other appropriate state 
agencies, including the Executive Office and the 
Legislature, to take immediate steps to provide 
the University with the financial resources neces- 
sary to remedy the defective conditions existing 
in the Amherst buildings. And further, we direct 
the University staff to work with the UMass Building 
Authority and the Attorney General to press vigo- 
rously claims against any and all parties responsible 
for these defects. 



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UM/Amherst- 
Campus 
Building 
Tour 



BOARD 
9/5/79 

FY81 Capital 

Outlay 

Request 



UM/Boston — 
MBTA Columbia 
Station 
Agreement 



UM/Worcester — 
Acquisition of 
Syrian Church 
Property 



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Trustee Kassler reported on the August 29 meeting of 
the Committee. The Committee reviewed the FY81 Capital Outlay 
Request for all University components. The priorities of each 
component and the classifications within categories were dis- 
cussed in the context of the 5 year capital outlay program. Word 
changes were suggested and some reclassifications made. It was 
the consensus of the Committee that the final recommendation re- 
flected the needs of the University and the financial constraints 
of the Commonwealth. The budget was also reviewed by the Commit- 
tee on Budget and Finance. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To approve the FY81 Capital Outlay Request of 
the University (Doc. T79-081 as amended). 

The Committee considered the MBTA Columbia Station 
Agreement — UM/Boston. This agreement provides the MBTA with cer- 
tain rights of easement on University property in the constructio 
and improvement of the Columbia Point MBTA station. The project 
will take approximately three years to complete. The agreement 
has been reviewed by University counsel to ensure that the rights 
of the University are guaranteed and the Committee recommended 
approval. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To authorize the President to negotiate and sign 

an agreement between the University of Massachusetts 
and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 
governing the construction and operation of a bus 
access facility at the Columbia Station. Further, 
to authorize the President or his designee to grant 
the Authority the easements necessary to the con- 
struction of the facility. 

In Executive Session the Committee had discussed the 
Acquisition of Syrian Church Property — UM/Worcester. The Commit- 
tee was satisfied with the information provided concerning the 
ongoing negotiations for this property. The Syrian Church has 
submitted a bill to the Legislature which authorizes the sale 
and permits the purchase of the land by the University. It is 
the consensus of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds that the 
University should continue these negotitions subject to the pas- 
sage of the legislation and the provision of special capital out- 
lay funds. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To authorize and empower Treasurer Robert H. 
Brand to enter into negotiations for and on 
behalf of the University to purchase a parcel 
of land described as follows: 

Property of the St. George Syrian Antiochian 
Orthodox Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, 
located at the corners of Belmont and Planta- 
tion Streets, Worcester, Massachusetts, and 
containing 6.14 acres more or less. 



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That Treasurer Brand be further authorized and 
empowered upon completion of said negotiations 
satisfactory to him, to execute all agreements 
necessary for the University to acquire said 
property. Further, to authorize the Treasurer 
to execute any and all instruments necessary to 
consummate the purchase of said parcel in the 
name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 
the Trustees of the University of Massachusetts; 
provided that the payment for such purchase shall 
be made from funds made available for the purpose 
from a capital outlay appropriation from the Com- 
monwealth. 

The Committee heard a report on the Installation of a 
Solar Energy Collector for the John F. Kennedy Library. Mr. 
Burke of the Kennedy Library Corporation attended the meeting 
and addressed concerns expressed at the August 8 Board meeting re- 
garding the size and design of the collector and the provisions 
for landscaping and dismantling the facility. The collector is 
an ancillary installation that will encompass 4,000 square feet 
of land. It will be 10 feet high and approximately 40 feet long. 
The structure will be surrounded by a fence and evergreen trees. 
At the termination of the lease agreement the surface installa- 
tion will be removed and the land restored by the GSA. Trustee 
Kassler said that with the dissent of the Chairman, the Committee 
had approved the proposal which did not require further Board 
action. 



Discussion followed and additional concerns were aired. 
Trustees questioned the urgency of proceeding with the construc- 
tion of this facility without full information on the future 
uses of the peninsula land. President Knapp reported that time 
constraints in moving forward with the construction had necessi- 
tated this urgency. He added that the full BRA analysis and plans 
for the peninsula would be provided to the Committee on Buildings 
and Grounds at its September meeting. Trustees questioned why the 
agreement did not require Board approval. It was reported that 
authority had been delegated by the Board to the President. It 
was requested that the delegated vote be appended to these minutes. 
There was general agreement that future action would come to the 
Board. 

The President emphasized that this lease agreement was 
a short term commitment that will not conflict with BRA proposals 
or the overall development and use of the peninsula land. It was 
agreed that additional provision would be made for the removal 
of the underground tank and that the five-year agreement would be 
renewed subject to the mutual consent of the University and the 
Kennedy Library/GSA. 



Trustee Marks reported that the BHE presented its pro- 
posal on the reorganization of public higher education to the 
Governor on September 1. 

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Installation 
of a Solar 
Energy Col- 
lector — 
John F. 
Kennedy 
Library 



Report of 
Delegate to 
the Board of 
Higher Educa- 
tion 



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9/5/79 



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President Knapp announced the formation of a Public 
Higher Education Consortium. Secretary Johnson has been instru- 
mental in the organization of this group which will focus on de- 
veloping methods of voluntary cooperation in areas of mutual 
concern among all segment heads of public higher education. 



There being no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 4:30 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY 



VOTED : To authorize the President to enter into memoranda of 
agreement with the John F. Kennedy Library Corporation 
and the General Services Administration concerning the 
construction and operation of the John F. Kennedy Presi- 
dential Library, and further to authorize the President 
to grant certain road, parking, drain and utility easements 
required for the construction and operation of the Library, 
as outlined on the attached map, said agreements and 
easements to be subject to approval by the General Counsel 
of the University, as set forth in Doc. T77-118. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



Wednesday, September 19, 1979; 4:00 p.m. 

Faculty Club 
University of Massachusetts/Boston 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Kassler; President Knapp 
Trustees Donlan and Sawtelle; Mr, Callahan representing Trustee 
Anrig; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Atkins and Burack 

Other Trustees: Trustees Cross and Dennis 



University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manager- 
ment; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Meehan, Senior 
Consultant 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance; Professor Fergusson, Alternate Fac- 
ulty Representative; Professor Hart, Faculty Representative; Mr. 
Lamer, Director of Community Services; Mr. Prince, Director of 
Planning and Development 

Guest : Mr. Baeker, Project Director, Boston Redevelopment Author-- 

ity 



Chairman Kassler convened the meeting at 4:35 p.m. and 
indicated that the only item on the agenda was a Discussion of 
BRA and University plans for the development of Columbia Point. 



Mr. James Baeker, Project Director for the BRA, pre- 
sented the Agency's revitalization program. He indicated that in 
formulating this program the BRA conducted marketing and retail 
feasibility studies of the Columbia Point and Dorchester communi- 
ties and also staff met with Columbia Point tenants, the BHA and 
HUD to review the existing housing structures and determine if any 
are suitable for potential renovation and redevelopment. Mr. 
Baeker indicated that housing is a prime element in the present 
BRA proposal and the plans reflect a significant shift in the 
management, ownership and tenancy of housing of the peninsula. 

The BRA program provides for a lower density housing de^ 
velopment on the current BHA site that will consist of 1,500 
mixed-income family units. Provision will be made within this 
development for 400 ederly housing units. The housing will be 
built by the BHA, but it will be privately managed. Approximately 
five of the existing mid-rise buildings will be renovated and re- 
designed. The remainder of the buildings will be demolished and 






Discussion of 
BRA and Uni- 
versity plans 
for the de- 
velopment of 
Columbia 
Point 



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new units will be integrated among those left standing. The 
architectural design and landscaping plans for the development 
incorporate new concepts in interior and exterior design. 

Private housing development is an additional element of 
the proposal. The BRA hopes that a University-owned parcel of 
land abutting the Kennedy Library and the land which the Legisla- 
ture authorized the University to acquire, under Chapter 898 of 
the Act of 1969, will be conveyed by the University to the BRA 
for this purpose. A developer package with proposed guidelines 
is being prepared jointly by the BRA and the BHA for submission 
to HUD for approval. It is anticipated that the package will be 
ready for developers by January, 1980. A housing market study 
suggests that townhouse design is the most appropriate type for 
this area, and the first phase of this privately sponsored housing 
is expected to begin in April, 1980. 



Mr. Baeker briefed the Committee on other aspects of 
the peninsula revitalization program. The First National Bank 
of Boston has purchased the WHDH building on Morrissey Boulevard 
and it is anticipated that the bank's expanding computer center 
will be located there. HUB Mail plans to locate some of its 
distribution operation in the vacated Girlstown building next to 
the Boston Globe. In addition, the BRA estimates that approxi*- 
mately 150,000 square feet of commercial space will be available 
at the Bayside Mall. As a result of a market study of the sur- 
rounding community, it has been determined that the peninsula 
needs supermarkets and convenience stories. It is hoped that 
these facilities will be located at the Mall; the Bayside Mall 
has been cited as an area in which commercial development may be 
underwritten by the issuance of public bonds which will add im- 
petus to the development proposal. 



Mr. Baeker indicated that transportation access has 
always been viewed as a major obstacle in peninsula development. 
The BRA has been working on this problem with the MBTA, the MDC 
and the Department of Public Works. The BRA proposes to redesign 
the access roads to the peninsula as well as the traffic patterns 
The MDC has retained engineering consultants to study the recon- 
struction of the Columbia Road and Mt. Vernont Street bridges. 
Mt. Vernon Street will realigned and serve as the main artery to 
the peninsula from Day Boulevard and the MDC circle. It is sug- 
gested that Mt. Vernon Street be linked to the University entrancje 
road near the pump house which will then provide access to the 
peninsula from Morrissey Boulevard as well as Day Boulevard. It 
is further suggested that a one way traffic pattern be instituted 
around UMass, the Kennedy Library, and State Archives building. 
The MDC is studying plans to accommodate pedestrian traffic by 
linking Carson Beach to the Kennedy Library and the Harbor campus 
with a continuous walkway and park along the water's edge. A 
waterfront promenade is planned in addition to a boat basin which 
will serve residents of the peninsula as well as tourist ferries 
and commuter boats. 

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The MBTA has requested and expects to receive federal 
funds from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration to con- 
struct a platform for the Quincy division rapid transit line at 
the Columbia Point station. This will be in addition to the bus- 
way and parking facility improvement project recently undertaken 
by the MBTA and the University. 

Mr. Prince reviewed the University's peninsula land 
acquisitions and transfers from 1968 to the present. He presen- 
ted the original campus master plan that included a projected 
enrollment of 15,000 students and cited, the present campus . physi- 
cal configuration. Mr. Prince reviewed the anticipated future 
requirements of the campus which include the consolidation of 
the campus's athletic areas, additional parking accommodations 
and additional space needs due to potential educational reorgani- 
zation. He emphasized the critical need for parking space to 
accommodate the present daily campus parking overflow, as well as 
the anticipated overflow from the Kennedy Library '. He added"that 
future space needs created by potential reorganization have yet 
to be determined; however, it is ''expected that increased°enroll- 
ment will require new construction or revision of existing space. 



Committee discussed followed these presentations. It 
was the general consensus that the overall BRA concept was promis 1 - 
ing. The Committee was critical, however, of several aspects of 
the proposal. Concern was expressed that the needs of the Univer 
sity were not fully recognized in the proposal. 

The Committee questioned the possible changes in the 
transportation pattern of the peninsula and the potential impact 
on the campus. It was noted that the BRA proposal would create 
traffic congestion for those exiting the campus parking area. The 
current parking problems and future parking needs of the campus 
were explored. The Committee expressed concern over the overflow 
parking needs of the Kennedy Library particularly in light of the 
campus's own current parking shortage. Questions were raised over 
converting University land into additional parking lots or limit- 
ing vehicular traffic on the peninsula. It was agreed that there 
was need for further discussion on this issue. 

There was discussion regarding the potential site of th^ 
State Archives building. This site has not yet been determined 
and it was suggested that in light of the BRA proposal the current 
recommendations should be reviewed. 

There was concern over the time frame of the BRA develop 
ment program and the lack of University and community involvement 
in the current planning process. Trustees questioned why those 
final development plans had not been discussed or presented to 
the University at an earlier date. It was recommended that the 
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There was considerable discussion about how the Univer- 
sity property should be developed and the Committee questioned 
if a private housing development adjacent to the University was 
the most appropriate alternative. Future use of the pump house 
was explored, and it was noted that the available development 
space in the pump house is limited?- x I ti was- th£ con&ensii's d'f'-'tbje" 
Committee that this matter had to be more fully studied. The 
Committee noted the integraloarolecofoUniversity land- in the BRA 
developer packages , particularly at the present time and recom- 
mended that the developer packages be prepared without the inclu- 
sion of any University land since it was agreed that the Univer- 
sity should reserve its options until all possible alternatives 
were explored. 

In the discussion of these alternatives it was the con- 
sensus of the Committee that the University should not close it- 
self off to future expansion beyond the perimeter road. It was 
emphasized that the peninsula was originally to be developed for 
educational purposes and the prime function of the area is studenft 
oriented. It was suggested that University land be used to en- 
hance campus life and integrate the University with the surround- 
ing institutions. There was some concern that the BRA proposal 
had not taken this into full account and the Committee agreed 
that student and faculty access to the proposed housing and water 
front areas had to be studied. 

In conclusion; ^ ito^asuthe consensus of the Committee 
that all these issues had to be more carefully reviewed before 
the University could respond to the BRA proposal. Therefore, 
on motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees call upon 
the BRA to delete ^f,iom any proposed developer pac-^: 
kage consideration of any land at Columbia Point 
now owned by the University .of Massachusetts , or 
any land which the University has been authorized 
to acquire by the provisions of Chapter 898 of 
the Acts of 1969, for private housing development 
at this time; 

Further, to direct the University staff to prepare 
alternatives for the use of the land consistent 
with University goals and needs for review by the 
Committee on Buildings and Grounds no later than 
December 5, 1979; 

Further, to urge the University staff and the staff 
of the BRA to coordinate their efforts with the en- 
tire Dorchester community to ensure that the needs 
and interests of all parties will be served. 



The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



October 3, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 
Room 222 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Trustees and Trustee Staff: Chairman Healey; President Knapp 



Trustees Breyer, Burack, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, Kassler, Krumsiek, 
LaVoice, Marks, McNeil, Morgenthau, Popko, Sawtelle, Troy; Mr. 
Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Mr. Colby representing 
Trustee Winthrop; Ms. Owens representing Trustee Okin; Treasurer 
Brand; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Trustees: Trustees Atkins, Crain, Frechette, King, 



Robertson and Shearer 

University Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Sear son, General Counsel 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 



Administration and Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Stu- 
dent Affairs; Professor Frank, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Broderick, Interim Deputy 



Chancellor; Mr. Elam, Dean, College of Professional Studies; Mr. 
Frank, Dean, College of Public and Community Service; Mr. Riccards 
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor Hart, Faculty Repre- 
sentative 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Smith, Provost 



Guest: Ms. Bailey, Executive Office of Educational Affairs 



The meeting was called to order at 2:12 p.m. by Chairman 
Healey. He called for consideration of the minutes of the pre- 
vious two meetings, and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the August 29, 1979 

special meeting and the September 5, 1979 regu- 
lar meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

In his comments, President Knapp indicated that the Gov- 
ernor's Commission on state-wide reorganization of public higher 
education has not been fully appointed. The Chairman of the Ad- 
visory Committee of the Board of Higher Education stated at a 
meeting on October 2 that he wished to appoint a committee of pres 
idents of public institutions to review the BHE reorganization 
proposal and the University statement on reorganization and report 
back to the Advisory Committee on November 5. The Community Col- 
lege Board has also appointed a committee to deal with its role 



Approval of 
Minutes of 
Prior 
Meetings 

President' s 
Comments 



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Chancellor' s 
Comments 



UM/Worcester- 
Provost ' s 
Comments 



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in the reorganization. 

As a result of the action taken at the September Board 
meeting, the Chairman of the Board, the Chairman of the Committee 
on Buildings and Grounds and the President met with the Attorney 
General of the Commonwealth to discuss the problems related to 
building construction and possible remedial action. Budget hear- 
ings with the Secretary of Educational Affairs and members of 
both House and Senate Ways and Means Committees on the University 'j 
FY81 budget request have recently been completed. The University ] 
Administration has met with the Alumni Directors on each of the 
three campuses to plan the development of a formal University-wide 
alumni network. The UM/Amherst Alumni Association has gathered 
a group pf 30 alumni who will be involved in student recruitment. 

President Knapp then outlined activities scheduled in 
conjunction with the opening of the J.F. Kennedy Library on Octo- 
ber 20. A schedule of events will be sent to the Board. He 
noted in particular a year-long lecture series sponsored by the 
University featuring speakers who have published biographical 
studies of the Kennedy presidential years. The Kennedy Library 
will be forwarding a proposal for a collaborative University/Li- 
brary program to the Chancellor shortly. 

In conclusion, President Knapp emphasized that the open- 
ing of the JFK Library will bring 1.5 million visitors to Columbia 
Point each year and will significantly change the nature of both 
the campus and community. Future plans for Columbia Point, in- 
cluding the relocation of the State Archives and the BRA plans for 
revitalization of the peninsula now under discussion, will make 
the area one of the most exciting in the city of Boston. 

Chancellor Koffler reported that the arrangements for 
providing critical library services are going well. He extended 
particular thanks to the librarians and physical plant personnel 
who worked tirelessly to move library materials to Goodell and 
reinstate library operations. He indicated that a report on the 
Library tower situation is expected from the Bureau of Building 
Construction shortly. It was noted that expenses incurred in the 
transfer to Goodell will not affect the book acquisition funds. 
Chancellor Koffler reported that he addressed the Faculty Senate 
on September 20th and outlined his plans for the campus. A copy 
of his remarks will be made available to the Trustees. 



In Chancellor Tranquada's absence, Provost Smith reported 
that 100 freshmen were accepted at the Medical School from 989 ap- 
plicants. Of the 100 freshmen, 32 are females, 5 are minorities, 
and 14 are over age 25. Of those 14 students over 25, 4 are be- 
tween the ages of 30 and 39 . 

Provost Smith highlighted several items of interest to 
the Board. The Director of the Dean Street Primary Care Clinic, 
Michael Huppert, has been offered the position of Director of 



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the Area Health Education Center program; Dr. Melvin Pratter, 
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary Division, has 
received a five-year pulmonary academic award of $185,000, which 
will allow the addition of one faculty member to the Pulmonary 
Division. In addition, the campus has received an HEW Health 
Professions Capitation Grant of $451,185. A new surgery unit is 
scheduled to open in the next few weeks, designed to treat patients 
who do not require admission to the hospital. The UM/Worcester 
patient education program is well underway and a stress reduction 
clinic has been added to programs in nutrition, obesity and smok- 
ing. Dr. William Fahey, Head of the Communicable Disease Center 
in Atlanta, is the first speaker in the seminar series on disease 
prevention and health promotion. The Worcester area Employ the 
Handicapped Committee has cited the campus for an outstanding 
record in employing the handicapped. Chancellor Tranquada has 
appointed an Allied Health planning task force. 



In his comments, Chancellor Corrigan said he hoped to 
take advantage of the unusually brief Board agenda and include 
a presentation on the programs at UM/Boston. He stressed that 
exciting things were happening on Columbia Point which would in- 
crease the University's visibility dramatically. UM/Boston will 
hold an open house for the Dorchester and South Boston communi- 
ties in conjunction with the scheduled Kennedy Library openhouse 
for the community on Sunday, October 21. He also invited members 
of the Board to join other invited guests on the tenth floor of 
the Library on Friday evening, October 19, to view the fireworks 
display planned for the Library dedication. He reported that a 
student at UM/Boston, James Pellegrini, participated in the pon- 
tifical mass on Boston Common celebrated by Pope John Paul II 
during his historic visit to the city. 

Chancellor Corrigan introduced to the Board Interim 
Deputy Chancellor James Broderick, who explained that the Pro- 
vost's Office oversees special programs including the Year-in- 
France program, the Nantucket program and the newly-established 
continuing education program. The office also administers the 
graduate programs in biology, chemistry, English, history and 
creative and critical thinking. A graduate program in applied 
physics has been developed and awaits approval. Mr. Broderick 
introduced each of the three academic deans at UM/Boston. 



Houston Elam, Dean of the College 
ies (CPS) , said that the College, currently 
of operation, enrolls 1,000 students in two 
and Engineering. The management program att 
with an employment background. Evening clas 
both the Harbor campus and 250 Stuart Street 
gineering program is specifically designed t 
access to the four-year engineering programs 
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programs , Management 
racts older students 
ses are offered at 

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UM/Boston — 
Special Re- 
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and Directions 



Remarks by 
Interim Deputy 
Chancellor 
Broderick 



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Dean Elam, 
CPS 



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Remarks by 
Dean Frank, 
CPCS 



Remarks by 
Dean Riccards 
CAS 



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Grounds 



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Murray Frank, Dean of the College of Public and Commu- 
nity Services (CPCS) , explained that the College serves an adult 
population. There are 100 students enrolled; the average age of 
the students is 35. The College enrolls largely a minority pop- 
ulation and over 50 percent of the students are women. Graduate 
students represent 25 percent of the student body. Most of the 
students work, and evening classes are larger than day-time en- 
rollment. The work of the College is aided by several grants 
for programs in environmental health improvements, gerontology 
and law enforcement. Many of the students at CPCS are employees 
of the various state agencies with whom the University has inter-j 
agency agreements. Among the outreach programs offered by the 
College are those involving mental health services. Discussions 
are underway on the development of a graduate program in human 
services. Such a program does not exist in any public institu- 
tion in New England. Increased cooperation with a large number 
of field agencies of the Commonwealth is anticipated. 



The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) , 
Michael Riccards, reported that CAS currently enrolls 75 percent 
of the total student body at UM/Boston. Mr. Riccards said that 
for the last two years, CAS has been concentrating its curriculunf 
development efforts on a core curriculum which will not only in- 
troduce students to the disciplines, but to whole areas of human 
endeavor as well; that will provide them with basic skills; and 
that will allow for quality control. The College has been aided 
in its work on the core curriculom by a Ford Foundation grant. 
One of the main contributions of the core curriculum is a pro- 
ficiency exam given at certain junctures of the program, and a 
freshman honors program has been developed. Certificate programs 
allow students to take career-oriented minors along with their 
major programs. Among future programs contemplated is an Adult 
Center for Education (PACE) which would provide courses in areas 
such as labor relations. Six majors are now offered under the 
extended-day program, and some CAS courses are now taught at 100 
Arlington Street in order to attract students who might find it 
more difficult to come to the Harbor campus. The College is alsc 
contemplating the establishment of an Alumni College, which woulc 
provide services to alumni as well as keeping them informed of 
campus activities. 

At the conclusion of the Deans' remarks, Trustee 
Sawtelle said that the Dorchester community appreciates the out- 
reach efforts of interim Chancellor Van Ummersen, interim Presi- 
dent Patterson and Chancellor Corrigan in making the University 
accessible to students who might otherwise be unable to obtain 
a quality education at a reasonable cost. 



Trustee Kassler reported that the Committee on Buildings 
and Grounds met on September 19, at which time the Boston Rede- 
velopment Authority (BRA) presented a comprehensive plan for the 
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Committee were concerned to learn that the BRA plan to be submit^ 
ted to HUD calls for market rate housing development on Univer- 
sity-owned land and the so-called pumphouse site. As a result 
of the Committee discussion, a recommendation is being made that 
the Board request the BRA to delete these parcels from its pro- 
posed developer package. Trustee Sawtelle stated that the Dor- 
chester community would be opposed to the use of this land for 
housing. It was generally agreed that the responsibility for 
initiating and developing plans for University land on Columbia 
Point should rest with the University. Chairman Healey stressed 
that the University is primarily responsible for the increased 
land value of Columbia Point and while interested in collaborating 
with the BRA, the University wishes to explore and recommend al- 
ternative land use plans before the BRA makes a formal proposal 
to HUD. 

It was suggested that the words "for private housing 
development at this time" be deleted from the vote as recommended 
by the Committee on Buildings and Grounds. There was consensus 
on this deletion and on motion made and seconded, it was 



VOTED ; The Board of Trustees calls upon the BRA to de- 
lete from any proposed developer package consid- 
eration of any land at Columbia Point now owned 
by the University of Massachusetts, or any land 
which the University has been authorized to ac- 
quire by the provisions of Chapter 898 of the 
Acts of 1969; 

Further, to direct the University staff to pre- 
pare alternatives for the use of the land con- 
sistent with University goals and needs for 
review by the Committee on Buildings and Grounds 
no later than December 5, 1979; 

Further, to urge the University staff and the 
staff of the BRA to coordinate their efforts 
with the entire Dorchester community to en- 
sure that the needs and interests of all parties 
will be served. 

Trustee Kassler also commented on activites of the Com- 
mittee which have occurred since the tour of the Amherst campus. 
All campuses have been requested to submit for review by the Com- 
mittee a list of their capital outlay projects, taking into ac- 
count 1) departmental needs in light of the projected decreased 
enrollments, 2) alternatives on the campus to meet space needs 
with existing facilities, and 3) the cost-effectiveness of the 
project. It is hoped that these reports will be available for th 
December meeting of the Committee. Additional suggestions from 
the Board members would be appreciated. 



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Trustee Kassler said that at the meeting with the At- 
torney General, it became apparent that there is a dramatic prob- 
lem with the system. While the Attorney General will propose 
changes in the existing legislation in an effort to tighten con- 
trols, this will not solve the immediate problems of the Univer- 
sity. The Building Authority and the Bureau of Building Constuc 
tion have pledged their cooperation in resolving these problems, 
and the Building Authority has agreed to look into ways in which 
refinancing of the bonds of the residence halls could provide 
increased funding for the operation and maintenance of the resi- 
dence hall system, thereby reducing the need to increase student 
rental fees. 

Chairman Healey then called for the report of the Dele-j 
gate to the Board of Higher Education. Trustee Marks reported 
that the Executive Board of the BHE will meet on October 4 to 
interview the leading candidates for the position of Chancellor. 

Trustee McNeil reminded President Knapp that the Board 
had requested quarterly reports on affirmative action; the Presi- 
dent said these would be provided in the near future. 

There was no further business to come before the Board 
and the meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 



Wednesday, October 24, 1979; 9:30 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Crain; President Knapp 



Trustees Cross and LaVoice; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Hurd, Adminis- 
trative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees Breyer, Dennis and Krumsiek 



University Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Aff fairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Preston, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs 

UM/ Amherst: Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 



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UM/Boston : Chancellor" Cor rigan; Mr. Baxter, Vice Chancellor v for 
Administration and Finance; Mr. Broderick, Interim Deputy Chan- 
cellor 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor 



for Administration and Finance 



Guest: Mr. Fowler, Survey Research Center 



The meeting was called to order at 9:35 a.m. by Chair- 
man Crain. Ms. Bradin reported that the Small Business and Minor^ 
ity/Women Owned Business Purchasing Program has substantially sur-. 
passed its FY79 goals, and, as a result, the goals for FY80 had 
been raised to a total of $2.75 million, of which $750,000 would 
be set aside for the Minority/Women Owned Purchasing Program. Ms. 
Bradin noted in particular that the UM/Worcester Purchasing Office 
is providing managerial assistance to two small vendors, and the 
New England members of the National Association of Educational 
Buyers are using the University's Minority Vendor Directory as 
their official directory. 

Trustee LaVoice asked for a definition of "small busi- 
ness," stating his concern that the UM/Amherst administration had 
circulated a memorandum to all departments instructing them not 
to buy from student run businesses and cooperatives, and empha- 
sized the impact the administrative directive would have on these 
enterprises. Mr. Beatty explained that this directive was the re- 
sult of a commitment made to businesses in the Amherst area at the 



Small Busi- 
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Minority/ 
Women Owned 
Business 
Purchasing 
Program 



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Vendor 

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time the University store had opened to assure local businessmen 
that the University would not compete with tax-paying vendors in 
the area. He said a meeting was scheduled for October 25 at 
which time the administration and students would discuss the mat- 
ter further. 

Ms. Bradin summarized the status and uses of the Re- 
search Trust Fund . Each campus uses its share of these trust? 
funds according to its particular needs, including departmental 
support, faculty incentive grants, fellowships and scholarships, 
administrative support for grants and contracts, computer ser- 
vices and seed money among other purposes. 

Questions had previously been raised by some Trustees 
with regard to the relationship of the Center for Survey Research! 
in particular, to the University. This Center was established 
jointly with Harvard and M.I.T., and Trustee concern stemmed from 
uncertainty as to whether overhead costs were being shared equally 
by the three institutions, or were being absorbed entirely by the 
University. Mr. Fowler, Staff Administrator for the Center, ex- 
plained that the Center did not receive support from the Univer- 
sity, but that it was allowed to retain the overhead generated 
from grants and contracts to cover its administrative expenses. 
Other research activities were required to return monies received 
for indirect costs to the University. Chancellor Corrigan said 
to his knowledge the Center did not result in an inordinate drain 
on the Boston campus, but offered to review its relationship to 
the campus and to report his findings in December. 

Trustee LaVoice requested that a matter regarding the 
UM/ Amherst FY80 Student Activities Tax allocations be added to 
the Committee's agenda. In August, the Board approved the in- 
crease in the UM/Amherst Student Activities Tax with the qualify- 
ing provisions set forth in the program statement contained in 
Doc. T79-024, Addendum 1 as amended. Trustee LaVoice stated that 
he and the S.G.A. had not understood this to mean that monies 
earmarked for various funds in the program statement could not be 
reallocated by the S.G.A. in the course of the year. The campus 
administration had taken the position that the Trustee vote pre- 
cluded changes in the amount delineated and the students believed 
this interpretation to be an infringement on their rights to set 
policy over their own monies. 



There was general concern expressed over these misunder 
standings at this late date. Mr. Madson indicated that it was 
his belief that there were two issues involved in this matter — 
one operational and the other philosophical. The operational 
issue addressed the intent of the University Administration to 
appropriately include the Student Activities Tax and Student Ac- 
tivities Trust Fund within the University's overall accounting 
system. It had been decided during the debate on this issue 
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from the total Student Activities Trust Fund, and to improve fi- 
nancial control systems, the office would be under the jurisdic- 
tion of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. 
The philosophical issue dealt with a definition of policy. In the 
discussion it was indicated that the students do not agree that 
their accounting system should be part of the overall University 
accounting system, although they plan to strengthen controls. 

President Knapp noted that a budget, in effect, reflect 
internal policy and that the Board approved budget, which was pre 
pared by the students, would have to remain in effect until such 
time as the Trustees voted to amend it. It had been the general 
impression that both the administration and the students had . 
agreed to the budget as presented to the Trustees. If this was 
not the case, then the subject should be readdressed. The Presi- 
dent indicated that the student proposal was suggesting a change 
in the fee structure rather than simply reallocating monies among 
subsidiary accounts. This change would require some Board action 
and it was recommended that the matter be included as part of the 
mid-year budget review. 

In the discussion there was general agreement that this 
issue could not be fully resolved until the basic misunderstand- 
ings over what constituted management and what constituted policy 
were defined and clarification in the interpretation of the pro- 
gram statement was provided. At Chairman Crain's suggestion, it 
was agreed that Ms. Bradin would meet with Mr. Preston, members 
of the UM/Amherst administration and students to seek a resolution 
of these misunderstandings before the next meeting of the Commit- 
tee. 

The final item of agenda, Revised Group Practice Rules 
and Regulations — UM/Worcester , was summarized by Chancellor Revised Group 
Tranquada. He said the original regulations were approved by the ' Practice 
Board in June 1977 with the provision that they would be reviewed Rules and 
in two years. He explained that the group practice is a means of : Regulations 
attracting good people to medical schools, of providing incentives 
to physicians to teach and to do research as well as to continue 
their clinical practice, and of providing funds to assist medical 
schools in their work. 

Chancellor Tranquada said that the University's plan 
was the best he had seen. In FY80, 17 percent of the group prac- 
tice income will go toward administrative costs of the group prac- 
tice, two thirds of the income will be returned to the faculty as 
stipends, and about 17 percent will go into educational use. 
Chancellor Tranquada explained how the income from the group prac- 
tice is used. Gross income from patient care activities is dis- 
bursed as follows: 

Reserve Fund (10%-25% of departmental income) 
Group Practice Costs (including items such as 

malpractice insurance) 
Plan Operating Costs 



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Net income is then divided as follows: 

Departmental Education Funds (10%-25% of depart- 
mental income — and travel) 
Salaries of members (negotiated annually) 
Optional fringe benefits (up to 25% of salary) 

Any surplus earnings are then divided between the Chancellor's 
Fund and the Departmental Educational Fund on a 2/3:1/3 ratio. 

Chancellor Tranquada then called attention to the major 
revisions to the rules and regulations. A minimum contribution 
of 10 percent has been mandated for Departmental Educational Fund^ 
so that even low-earning departments will have educational funds 
for their use. Fringe benefits can be provided up to a maximum 
of 25 percent of the total salary which will provide flexibility 
where necessary; however, it is not anticipated that many group 
| practice members will receive the maximum allowable fringe bene- 
fits package. A minimum and a maximum have been established for 
the reserve fund. 

Since a quorum was r not present, Chairman Crain said that 
he would recommend approval of the revised rules and regulations 
for the Board to consider as a committee of the whole. 

There bein no further business, the meeting was ad- 
journed at 11:00 a.m. 



Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to tbe 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON STUDENT AFFAIRS 



Wednesday, October 24, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Trustee Cross, Acting Chairman; 
President Knapp; Trustees Krumsiek, LaVoice; Ms. Hurd, Admini- 
strative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees Kassler, McNeil, Okin and 
Shearer 

University Administration: Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage* 
ment; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Preston, Asso- 
ciate Vice President for Academic Affairs 

UM/ Amherst: Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for 



Student Affairs 



UM/Boston: 



Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 



UM/Worcester : Mr. Feinblatt, Director of Student Affairs 



In the absence of the Chairman, Trustee Cross called th 
meeting to order at 2:08 p.m. The first item of agenda was 1979 - 
80 Goals and Objectives for Student Affairs . Mr. Madson indicated^ 
that the goals and objectives highlighted in the Amherst report 
are a result of ongoing discussion and planning within the Divi- 
sion of Student Affairs. It is expected that these goals will be 
more fully defined during the current year. A major goal of the 
Amherst campus is the retention of students, and it was stressed 
that this will be a critical matter for the University in the 
years to come. Efforts are now underway to address the issue of 
student retention and provide services to enable students to com- 
plete their studies. 

Other goals of major concern to the Division include im- 
proving access to the University and disseminating information to 
prospective applicants; improving financial aid information and 
services to students; and providing more comprehensive housing 
services to students. In the discussion of the Amherst report, it 
was indicated that there will be more student involvement in the 
planning process for the implementation of these goals, and it was 
agreed that the campus must seek to generate inquiries through im- 
proved recruitment activities. 

Mr. Tubbs noted that the goals and objectives of the 
Boston campus are more broad in scope and are set forth in the 



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and Objectives 
for Student 
Affairs 



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Fall 1979 



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campus 1 long range planning document. The Division of Student Af- 
fairs at UM/Boston offers a program of diversified activities that 
complement academic studies. These activities include a handi- 
capped students' center and many peer support centers. Profes- 
sional staff offer assistance to students in personal and profes- 
sional development and communication between counseling services 
and academic advisors is maintained. The programs offered by Stu^- 
dent Personnel Services are evaluated on a regular basis and up- 
dated to meet the changing needs of the student population. Mr. 
Tubbs stressed that the Division fosters a continous relationship 
with each student beginning with their admission to UM/Boston 
through graduation and job placement. 



Mr. Feinblatt reported that there are currently 400 medi- 
ical students at UM/Worcester. The Student Affairs Office is pre- 
sently working on the reorganization of student support services 
to accommodate this growth. The campus is developing a permanent 
office with full-time staff to meet the needs of the student body! 
and coordinate services. The Office of Minority Affairs actively 
works with both minority and other students at the pre-admission 
level and in retention programs. The position of Director is cur- 
rently vacant and the goal this year is to fill this key position^ 
Mr. Feinblatt indicated that the Student Counseling Service at UM/ 
Worcester is a unique center. It not only provides a therapeutic 
component, but offers a growth and development component as well. 
The office is currently expanding its academic support services 
to address the need for tutorial support and assist students in 
reading comprehension, testing and the improvement of study skills. 
The Student Affairs Office will be reviewing the growing need at 
UM/Worcester to implement a data processing system to meet the in- 
creasing number of alumni and student records. The campus will 
also seek to address the need for athletic facilities for students 
and faculty. It is the consensus that the future of UM/Worcester! 
as a complete campus must be explored and defined during the com- 
ing years. 

Mr. Preston presented the Preliminary Report on Admis- 
sions - Fall 1979; a formal admissions report with statistical in- 
formation will be provided to the Committee in November at its 
joint meeting with the Committee on Faculty and Educational Policjr . 
In reviewing the preliminary data, it was noted that the number 
of applications at UM/Worcester for the class of 1983 increased bf 
70 over the preceding year. The number of females enrolled at th; 
Medical School has increased by 27 percent and there is a 50 per- 
cent increase in minority enrollment. 

While overall enrollment goals were met at UM/Amherst 
and UM/Boston, applications for both freshmen and transfer students 
were down. In the discussion that followed, factors affecting thp 
decline in the number of transfer applicants were reviewed. It 
was noted that there are aggressive recruitment programs on the 
part of private institutions. The lack of part-time job opportunjL 
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was discussed. In addition, there is a growing trend toward ca- 
reer-level programs at the two-year colleges and not enough com- 
parable follow-through programs currently exist at UMass to 
attract these students. There was agreement that these issues 
must be addressed and planned for in the future. 

The Committee briefly reviewed the status of Pending 
Business. The Student Rights and Responsibilities Statement for 
UM/Boston is under review at the campus. It has been studied by 
University counsel and the campus anticipates presenting the docu^- 
ment to the Board within the next few months . 

The Graduate Student Grievance Procedure for UM/Amherst 
has been pending for over two years since it could not be ad- 
dressed until the State Labor Relations Commission made its de- 
termination regarding the Graduate Student Union's petition seek- 
ing certification for collective bargaining purposes. That 
determination was received in April and now it is the general con- 
sensus of the University Administration that the grievance document 
needs updating and review by the campus prior to any action by the 
Board. 

A committee was formed to study the Child Care Services 
Policy and Mr. Preston indicated that Trustee Shearer, a member o 
that review committee, will provide a report at the next meeting 
of the Committee on Student Affairs. The proposed merit based 
tuition waiver program has been transmitted to the campuses for 
review. 

Mr. Madson reported that the UM/Amherst Task Force on 
Vandalism had completed its report and in response to its recom- 
mendations new security measures have been implemented. Addi- 
tional lighting has been installed on campus walkways. Campus 
security patrols have been restructured and the student security 
force for the Residence Hall now reports to the Public Safety Of- 
fice rather than to Residence Office staff. This reorganization 
provides better security training for students working in the 
residence halls. Additional funding has been requested to provide 
approximately five guards in academic areas. There are additional 
foot patrols on campus and this visibility has been effective. 
Educational efforts include floor meetings in the residence halls 
at which members of the Police Department have provided informa- 
tion as well as workshops on crimes against women and room and 
bicycle security procedures. A permanent director of the Public 
Safety Office has been appointed and reorganization in that office 
is underway. The campus is preparing a comprehensive housing re- 
port for review by the Committee on Student Affairs in the spring 
which will include information about the steps instituted to in- 
volve students in solutions to the vandalism problems in the resi- 
dence halls. It is generally agreed that security measures and 
technology alone are ineffective and student support and involve- 
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The American College Health Association has issued its 
accreditation report of the UM/Amherst Health Services. The re- 
port cites UM/Amherst as having an excellent college health pro- 
gram and particularly noted that the community health education 
program is one of the finest in the country. 

Mr. Tubbs reported that the UM/Boston athletic program 
is under review to determine the nature and scope of the program. 
It is anticipated that an athletic policy will be presented to the 
Board in April, prior to the opening of the Clark Gymnasium. In 
addition, Mr. Tubbs said that the UM/Boston 504 compliance Self- 
Study is complete, and it is expected that the final report will 
be available in the spring. 

There was no further business and the meeting was ad- 
journed at 3:15 p.m. 



(2u*l ?4- fiJu^rt — 

Ann S. Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

November 7, 1979; 1:30 p.m. 

Faculty Conference Room 

University of Massachusetts/Worcester 

Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey; President Knapp ; 
Trustees Atkins, Breyer, Burack, Crain, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, 
Krumsiek, la Voice, Marks, Morgenthau, Popko , Robertson, Sawtelle, 
Shearer and Troy; Mr. Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Ms. 
Bailey representing Trustee King; Ms. Owens representing Trustee 
Okin; Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop; Treasurer Brand; 
Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Trustees : Trustees Frechette, Kassler and McNeil 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Ms. 
Rosen, Associate Counsel 



UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Frank, Faculty Representative 



UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Hart, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada 

Chairman Healey convened the meeting at 2:04 p.m. On mo- 
tion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the October 3, 
1979 meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

Chairman Healey conveyed the Board's appreciation to the 
Worcester campus for the warm hospitality extended to the Trustees 
and noted with pleasure the overall improvement in the physical 
appearance of the campus. Ms. Janet Bailey, Special Assistant to 
the Secretary of Educational Affairs, was introduced and welcomed 
to participate in the meeting. 

President Knapp thanked Chancellor Corrigan and his staff 
for their efforts in preparing the campus for the Kennedy Library 
dedication and thanked Mr. David Gilmore and Mrs. Sheila Ruyle 
for their assistance in organizing and overseeing the breakfast 
itself. 

President Knapp announced that members of the General 
Court have been invited to the annula UMass/Boston College foot- 
ball game on November 24th and to a reception prior to the game. 
On November 29th, the first in a series of the University of 
Massachusetts regional alumni meetings will be held. The Special 
Commission on the Reorganization of Public Higher Education will 
hold its first meeting on November 14th. 



Approval of 
Minutes of 
Prior Meeting 



Chairman's 
Remarks 



President 's 
Remarks 



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Chancellor' s 
Remarks 



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The President said that the FY80 Capital Outlay Budget was 
reported out of the Conference Committee. UM/Amherst received 
$2 million for repair and renovation of buildings; $1 million for 
the construction of campus safety improvements; and approval of a 
modification in the wording of an earlier appropriation for the 
Graduate Research Towers that will allow for repairs of acousti- 
cal and ventilation problems in the Tower. UM/Boston received 
$900,000 for improvements to building exteriors and site improve- 
ments. The UM/Worcester Medical School received $1 million for 
the purchase of furnishings and equipment. The Hospital appro- 
priation includes $400,000 for the purchase of furnishings and 
equipment for clinical laboratories. Money was also allocated 
to compensate the Syrian Church for its land. The President alsoj 
added that the State Archives received approximately $11,960,000 
for the construction of its facility on Columbia Point. 

The President said that recommendations for land use plan- 
ing for Columbia Point will be presented to the Committee on 
Buildings and Grounds for discussion on November 14th. 

President Knapp stressed that as a result of recent news- 
paper and magazine articles, the University was faced with two 
problems that have a critical impact on the institution: vanda- 
lism and media misrepresentation. The President said that the 
incidents of vandalism at UM/Amherst during the recent Halloween 
weekend could not be ignored; these pattersn of behavior are in- 
tolerable and unacceptable on a University campus. He added that 
Chancellor Koffler would report on the program that has been im- 
plemented on the Amherst campus to address these issues. 

Citing an article about the UM/Amherst campus in the No- 
vember issue of Boston Magazine, the President reiterated that 
such an article could be written about almost every major campus 
in the country today. He said that the article concerning UM/ 
Amherst misrepresented facts and was filled with overgeneraliza- 
tions and misquotes. He referred the Trustees to his letter of 
November 2nd to the publisher of Boston Magazine in which he 
identified specific instances of misrepresentation. 

In his remarks, Chancellor Koffler stressed that vandalism 
and anti-social behavior on college campuses are a national di- 
lemma and the increase has been noted on other large residential 
campuses across the country. The Chancellor said that Halloween 
was an extreme example of the ongoing problem, and reported that 
of the 14 persons arrested, only 5 were UM/Amherst students; of 
the 28 persons taken into protective custody for alcoholic ex- 
cesses only 5 were UM/Amherst students. He noted that the over- 
whelmint non-student involvement in the destructive behavior on 
campus during Halloween is a key aspect of the entire problem. 
The report he prepared for Trustee review addressed the vigorous 
efforts of the administration to deal with vandalism. Past ef- 
forts have included the establishment of a written residence hall 
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entire residence hall system. Other measures instituted are an 
improved disciplinary system; the transfer of supervision of stu- 
dent security receptionists from the residence hall staff to the 
Department of Public Safety; alcohol education programs; and the 
creation of the Vandalism Task Force. In addition to these mea- 
sures, stepped-up efforts will include visitors' and guests' pol- 
icy for the residence halls; prosecution for false alarm violations; 
improved campus security patrol coverage; improved lighting and 
improved enforcement of regulations and policies. 

In the discussion that followed, serious concern was ex- 
pressed over the problems addressed by both President Knapp and 
the Chancellors. It was the general consensus of the Trustees 
that these rules and regulations for UM/Amherst were an approp- 
riate response to the present situation and all agreed that the 
sources of these patterns of behavior must be identified. There 
was general recognition that the majority of students at UM/ 
Amherst are hard-working, responsible and serious about their 
studies. It was indicated that the guidelines established by 
Chancellor Koffler will be reviewed by campus student groups to 
determine if they focus on the core problems and require any 
modification. 

Trustee Atkins, representing the Town of Amherst, said 
that officials are pleased with the hard-line policies being in- 
stituted by the University. He stressed the particular concern 
of the town over the increased incidence of false alarms and he 
expressed the growing fear in Amherst that a serious accident 
will result because of these false alerts. 

There was considerable discussion about public relation 
problems, particularly the poor coverage the University has re- 
ceived in the media. President Knapp indicated that he would be 
meeting with members of the various media segments within the 
next few weeks. Efforts to improve communications have been 
instituted between the individual campuses and the media in their 
particular regions of the state. It was also noted that a Uni- 
versity internal public information group has been meeting since 
September to explore this problem. 



Trustee Burack suggested that the creation of an ad hoc 
Trustee committee on public relations would be useful. In addi- 
tion to working with the campuses on effective ways of dealing 
with the problem of the University's public image, the committee 
could address the larger issues of University fund-raising, alumni 
relations and budgetary support. There was general agreement 
that the formation of this ad hoc committee would be helpful and 
Chairman Healey indicated that he would accept names of those 
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UM/Boston — 
Chancellor 's 
Remarks 



UM/Worcester- 
Chancellor ' s 
Remarks 



Report of 
Committee on 
Student 
Affairs 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 



Reporting on external activities at UM/Boston, the Chan- 
cellor thanked Mr. Baxter and Ms. Spaulding for their efforts 
during the Kennedy Library dedication activities. Noting how 
well the campus looked for the occasion, he stressed that efforts 
to improve the campus landscape must be continued. The Chancel- 
lor commented that the Library's opening has already benefited 
the University and cited the major gain for the History Depart- 
ment's archival program. There is growing communication and 
cooperation among institutions and educational programs using 
the Library's resources. For instance, a conference on U.S./ 
China relations is to be held at the Library. Explorations are 
also underway regarding the development of a major center for 
the study of American Culture. The Chancellor said he was also 
encouraged by the ongoing dialogue between the campus and the 
residents of Columbia Point over land use on the peninsula. Chan 
cellor Corrigan reported that there is now a campus committee 
working with him on reorganization issues to define the role and 
responsibilities of UM/Boston in this process. The campus' 
Long-Range Planning Committee is currently studying administra- 
tive reorganization. In addition, the campus is also studying 
budgetary allocations to determine innovative ways of maximizing 
available resources. 

Chancellor Tranquada welcomed the Trustees to UM/Worcester 
He reported that the campus has been honored by the Worcester 
Area Employ the Handicapped Group for its efforts to employ the 
handicapped at the University. The Departments of Obstetrics 
and Pediatrics, along with the Continuing Medical Education Of- 
fice and the Family Planning Services of Central Massachusetts, 
has been awarded one of four national grants to undertake a 
Worecester Adolescent Pregnancy Program. This is a cooperative 
effort among several community agencies and the University to 
develop an effective program that will deal with the problems 
of teenage pregnancies. The program will include medical, edu- 
cational and social service components. Chancellor Tranquada 
announced that the Palliative Care Unit has been identified by 
the Health Care Financing Administration as a participant in a 
pilot evaluation program which will explore new reimbursement 
and financing designs for home care and other integral services 
that comprise palliative care. The Chancellor informed the 
Trustees that the Medical School has received formal notifica- 
tion of its five year accreditation from the Liaison Committee 
on Medical Education. 

Trustee Cross reported that at the October 24th meeting 
of the Committee on Student Affairs, campus reports on the 1979- 
80 goals and objectives for the student affairs divisions were 
reviewed. In addition, the Committee was provided with an update 
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Trustee Crain reported on the October 24th meeting of 
the Committee on Budget and Finance. The Committee held a long 
discussion regarding the UM/Amherst FY80 Student Activities Tax. 
Concern was expressed at that time over misunderstandings be- 
tween administration and student perceptions of the budget and 
account transfers. The Committee was disturbed by the apparent 
difficulties in communication and unclear auditing procedures. 
A work group representing the campus administration, students and 
central administrative personnel was organized to study the prob- 
lem, and it is anticipated that this group's recommendations will 
be presented at the next meeting of the Committee. 

The Revised Group Practice Rules and Regulations — UM/ 
Worcester were reviewed. Chancellor Tranquada detailed the re- 
visions at the meeting, drawing particular attention to the allo- 
cation of the income from the group practice. Trustee Crain in- 
dicated that there was no quorum at the meeting, and requested 
that the Trustees review and take action now on the guidelines. 
There was no further discussion and on motion made and seconded, 
it was 

VOTED ; To approve and adopt the revised rules and 
regulations for the University of Massachu- 
setts Medical School Group Practice (Doc. 
T79-088) and to rescind the rules and regu- 
lations adopted June 1, 1977 (Doc. T77-121) . 

Trustee Marks reported that Ms. Clausen has been named 
Chancellor of the Board of Higher Education. 

The Trustees were informed of an upcoming Economic Link 
age Conference being held under the auspcies of Secretary Johnson 
The Conference will involve UMass, S.M.U. and the University of 
Lowell. It will enable these three public higher education in- 
stitutions to detail for the Governor, members of the Executive 
branch and the general public, ways in which they are responding 
to the needs of business and industry. A representative from the 
Small Business Administration will be present at the meeting to 
outline ways in which the three institutions have been helpful to 
the development of business in the Commonwealth. 

President Knapp said that the details of the Engineer- 
ing Capital Campaign will be announced in several weeks. An ad- 
visory committee is presently being set up and the response to 
this effort is very positive. 

Chairman Healey said that the Board would enter Execu- 
tive Session for the purpose of discussing honorary degrees and 
would reconvene in open session for the sole purpose of adjourn- 
ing the meeting. On motion made and seconded and on roll call at 
3:27 p.m. it was 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session for the purpose of 
discussing honorary degrees. 

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Report of 
Committee on 
Budget and 
Finance 



UM/Worcester — 
Revised Group 
Practice Rules 
and Regulations 



Report of 
Delegate to 
the BHE 



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Trustees Atkins, Breyer, Burack, Crain, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, 
Krumsiek, LaVoice, Marks, Popko. Robertson, Sawtelle, Shearer 
and Troy voted for the motion as did Chairman Healey and Presi- 
dent Knapp, Mr. Callahan, Mr. Colby and Ms. Owens. 

Trustees Frechette, Kassler, King, McNeil and Morgenthau 
were absent. 

At 5:16 p.m. it was 

VOTED : To end Executive Session. 

There was no further business and the meeting was ad- 
journed at 5:17 p.m. 



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Administrative Secretary to the 
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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE 
ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

Wednesday, November 14, 1979; 3:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Kassler; President 



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Knapp; Trustees Burack, Donlan, Sawtelle; Mr. Callahan represent- 
ing Trustee Anrig; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, 
recorder 

Absent Committee Member: Trustee Atkins 



University Administration: Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage-i- 



ment; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. 
Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Meehan, Senior 
Consultant 

UM/ Amherst: Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for 



Administration and Finance; Mr. Littlefield, Director of Planning 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Prince, Director of Planning 
and Development 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada; Ms. Wyatt, Associate Vice 
Chancellor for Administration and Finance; Mr. Quinlan, Director 
of Physical Plant 

Guest : Mr. Goldings, Treasurer, University of Massachusetts 
Building Authority 

Chairman Kassler convened the meeting at 3:50 p.m. Mr. 
Prince outlined the University's Campus Land Use Plan - Columbia 
Point Development — UM/Boston, which addressed the future land 
needs of the Boston campus and details University alternatives to 
recent BRA recommendations for use of available land parcels be- 
yond the campus perimeter road. The University's proposal rec- 
ommends that a park be developed on Area A; this open space will 
provide the campus with future contiguous expansion possibilities. 
It is recommended that the State Archives Building be located on 
Area B, with parking and constuction stipulations detailed in the 
transfer agreement from the University to the Secretary of State. 
The proposal for Areas C and D include three general categories 
of mixed use: a conference center, community center and small 
office building. The proposal suggests the renovation of the 
existing pump house to include a student /community center with day 
care and health care facilities for both the campus and community. 
Such a community center could also provide recreational and enter- 
tainment facilities not presently available in the vicinity as 
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for organizations affiliated with the University or other insti- 
tutions located on Columbia Point. The proposal indicates that 
Area E be designated for housing construction and further recom- 
mends the possibility of offering to interested UM/Boston faculty 
and staff, on a priority basis, a substantial portion of the 
units. In addition, it is suggested that a modest docking-moor- 
ing facility be located south of the head house which would pro- 
vide facilities for excursion boat docking and limited private 
boat mooring. 

The BRA has been informed of the University's proposal 
and Mr. Prince cited the agency's response, indicating the BRA 
recommendations include a 100 unit apartment complex as well as 
market-rate townhouse development in part of Area C and E of the 
University proposal. 



It was the consensus of the Committee that the location 
of the State Archives Building and conditions of transfer to the 
Commonwealth had to be determined. Further, all agreed that a 
clear indication of the future direction of the land development 
on the peninsula was essential. In the discussion of the Univer- 
sity and BRA proposals, questions were raised over the current 
and future status of the pump house, and it was suggested that th^ 
University enter into discussions with the City of Boston and the 
BRA to clarify the futures use of the facility as well as deter- 
mine what long-range uses might be anticipated for the site. Seri- 
ous concern was expressed over the BRA's perception of peninsula 
land development and need to consider the University's require- 
ments and priorities. It was the general consensus that the type 
of housing density proposed by the BRA for University-held prop- 
erty was inappropriate for the area. Trustee Sawtelle expressed 
Dorchester community concern over the housing proposals and 
!; stressed the community's support for maintaining the academic 
quality of the peninsula. The nature of possible small retail 
shops was discussed. It was suggested that service-oriented fa- 
cilities, such as bookstores, would be appropriate but the con- 
cept would need further Trustee review. There was general agree- 
ment that a conference center would be important additions to 
the peninsula. The Committee expressed concern about ascribing 
market-rate housing development to any University land at the 
present time. It was the consensus of the Committee that future 
discussion with the BRA was necessary, and that representatives 
of the Columbia Point Tenant organizations and Dorchester commu- 
lity must be included in these talks. On motion made and seconded 
it was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the Board of Trustees that the 
President be authorized to enter into discus- 
sions with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, 
Columbia Point Tenant Organizations, the Dor- 
chester community and local political leaders 
concerning the future development of the Co- 
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center, student center and other appropriate 
facilities to benefit the campus subject to 
further review and approval by the Committee 
on Buildings and Grounds and the Board of 
Trustees. 

The Committee agreed that Area B would be the most ap- 
propriate location for the State Archives Building. Trustees 
stressed that any transfer agreement would have to stipulate ade- 
quate on-site parking facilities. Further, to preserve the 
vistas and ensure campus sight lines, the building height and de- 
sign, traffic flow and easement rights would also have to be 



guaranteed. 



VOTED : 



On motion made and seconded, it was 

To recommend to the Board of Trustees that the 
President be authorized to enter into discus- 
sions with the Secretary of the Commonwealth 
concerning the location of the State Archives 
Building at the University of Massachusetts 
at Boston, subject to review and approval by 
the Board, and other matters incidental there- 
to, including building height, design review, 
parking facilities, sight lines, traffic flow, 
utilities, and easements. Further, that said 
building be located at Site B, to the west of 
the John Fitzgerald Kennedy access road B. 
Further, that the President be authorized to 
grant licenses to the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth and others permitting access to said 
Site B, under such conditions as he may 
determine. 



The Committee next discussed Alternatives to Building 
Remodelling and Renovation — UM/Amherst. Mr. Beatty indicated 
that the Office of Space Management is studying the current utili4 
zation of space on campus and will determine future requirements 
and long-term priorities. At the completion of this review, it if 
anticipated that the campus will have a reasonable strategy for 
future planning. A description of the campus program and sug- 
gested possible alternatives were reviewed. Questions were 
raised over current renovation programs and consolidation propos- 
als. It was stressed that the purpose and benefits gained from 
all renovations must be clearly identified prior to the investment 
of any capital. 

Ms. Wyatt briefly reviewed Building Space Requirements — UM/ 
Worcester. The campus has prepared a three-year growth program 
for the Medical School, Hospital, Medical Education Outreach Cen- 
ter and affiliated sites. The programmatic nature of this growth 
attempts to develop guidelines and standards for the determinatior 
of space needs and is based on the concept of total space manage- 
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Alternatives 
to Building 
Remodelling 
and Renovation 



UM/Worcester — 
Building Space 
Requirements 



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The Committee heard reports on the Status of Land Nego 
tiations — UM/Worcester . The Syrian Church negotiations are near 
ing completion and are awaiting the Governor's approval of the 
FY80 Capital Outlay Budget. DYS negotiations are continuing wit 
the Director of Administrative Services. An additional aspect 
under review by the campus and DYS is the feasibility of provid- 
ing a program of psychiatric services for the agency. 

The last item of agenda was the Equine Center Site 
Proposal — UM/Amherst. It is the consensus of the University ad- 
ministration and Amherst campus that this program go forward and 
the campus has recommended that the proposed center be located oil 
the Tillson Farm site. 

Established in 1964, the UM/Amherst Equine Studies Pro- 
gram has over 100 majors and is recognized as one of the most aci- 
tive and respected programs in the country. In addition to 
Equine Studies courses, students complete University core require 
ments and both a Science core and Animal Science core of studies , 
There are excellent employment opportunities in the Commonwealth 
and nationally for graduates of the program since the horse in- 
dustry continues to expand, creating jobs in recreation, schools 
colleges and track and breeding farms, as well as in therapeutic 
work with both the physically and emotionally handicapped. 



The site recommendation prepared for the Committee 
stressed that the proposed center would not create any increase 
in operating costs for the University. The anticipated fundrais 
ing program will cover the cost of the buildings and site work; 
and the consolidation of current facilities will provide the Uni- 
versity with a more efficient and economical operation. It was 
agreed that the site recommendation was a thorough and comprehen 
sive response to the Board's request for additional data. 

It was the consensus of most Committee members that 
such a program of giving would benefit the University and many 
Trustees agreed that there was a tremendous need for such pri- 
vate support. Trustee Donlan said that the University is greatly 
in need of activities in which people and groups may voluntarily 
participate with the University and said he welcomed and ap- 
lauded the contributions of these individuals. He stressed that 
there should be a stronger of expression of encouragement and 
support on the part of the University than has been exhibited in 
the past. Citing certain reservations, Trustee Kassler said tha : 
it was indeed facinating and exciting for private individuals to 
come forward with ideas and funds for University development and 
he expressed the hope that such interest would be shown to other 
programs in greater need of support. Trustee Burack indicated 
her opposition, stressing that the proposed center was not a 
University priority at this time. 

It was generally agreed that the nature of interested 
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must make every effort to foster individual and group support. 
There was no further discussion and on motion made and seconded 
it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
approve the Tillson Farm site for the 
Equine Center as described in Doc. T79-089. 

Trustee Burack voted against the motion. 

There was no further business and the meeting was ad- 
journed at 6:18 p.m. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE 
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE 

Wednesday, November 28, 1979; 3:00 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Crain; President Knapp; 



Trustees Dennis, Krumsiek and LaVoice; Treasurer Brand; Ms. Hurd, 
Administrative Secretary; Ms. Eichel, recorder 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees Breyer and Cross 



Other Trustees: Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop 



University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Stine, Assistant Vice President 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Administration and 



Finance; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 
UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan 
UM/Worcester: Mr. Smith, Provost 



The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m. by Chairman UM/Amherst — 
Crain. The first item addressed was the Equine Center Fund Rais- Equine Center 
ing Proposal — UM/Amherst. Mr. Beatty said that the campus had Fund Raising 
reviewed both the site selection as requested, and the operation- Proposal 
al aspects of the proposal. The Committee on Buildings and Grounds (Doc. T79-089) 
had discussed the proposal and had recommended approval by the 
Board of Trustees. This project is particularly important to the 
campus since the funds for the Center are being raised by inter- 
ested citizens working with the campus Development Office. Five 
possible sites were considered, of which two were deemed suitable 
for the Center, and the Tillson Farm site had been selected. The 
Equine Center will take the place of four separate facilities now 
in use and will not require heating. It is anticipated that, 
discounting inflationary costs, the Center will require no more 
state funds for operations than in FY80. (The slight increase be- 
tween FY80 and FY81 is due entirely to the annualization of man- 
dated cost-of-living increases.) Chairman Crain asked if the 
Center should be shown as a line item on future budgets so that 
the Trustees could review the yearly expenses of the Center, and 
Mr. Beatty said that it could be done. Mr. Colby, speaking in 
behalf of the Department of Food and Agriculture, added his sup- 
port for the Equine Center. He noted the important role the horse 
industry plays in the agricultural welfare of the Commonwealth, 
providing not only support for the feed and grain industries, but 
also keeping land available for agricultural purposes in the fu- 
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Student Ac- 
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Trust Fund 
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seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 
approve the Equine Center Fund Raising 
Proposal as described in Doc. T79-089. 

The Committee next considered the Student Activities 
Trust Fund — UM/Amherst. Mr. Madson reported that following the 
last meeting of the Committee, Ms. Bradin had met with the stu- 
dents and administration at UM/Amherst, and as a result of those 
meetings, revisions were being proposed to the program statement 
included in Doc. T7 0-024, addendum 1 as amended. Trustee LaVoice 
said that the students, after reviewing the proposed amended 
statement (Doc. T79-094) would like to propose two further amend- 
ments to the program statement: show the Student Activities 
Office budget as a total of $276,000 rather than $16 per student, 
and change the wording of Item 3 to ensure that the students 
would have an option other than to integrate their accounting 
system into the overall University accounting system. The stu- 
dents had discussed this with Mr. Madson and he had asked Peat, 
Marwick, Mitchell & Co. if they would be willing to assist the 
students in determining an accounting system to meet the require- 
ments of the University and of the students. After considerable 
discussion and with the assurance that the students could cover 
any shortfall in the $276,000 budget for the Student Activities 
Office, it was agreed that the program statement would be further 
amended to incorporate the students' requests. It was also 
agreed that a firm proposal from the students for a revised 
accounting system would be presented at the April meeting of the 
Committee on Budget and Finance. It was then moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

approve and adopt the amendments set forth 
in Doc. T7 9-094 to the program statement 
of FY80 Student Activities Trust Fund 
Budget (Doc. T79-024, addendum 1, approved 
by the Board August 8, 1979), as modified 
by showing the Student Activities Office 
budget as $276,000 rather than $16 per 
student and by clarifying the wording of 
Item 3 to allow the use of an accounting 
system if desired, and with the further 
proviso that the students will present a 
proposal for a revised accounting system 
at the April meeting of the Committee on 
Budget and Finance. (This VOTE was amended 
at the December Board meeting.) 

At the request of Chairman Crain, Ms. Bradin updated the 
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Needs Funds Appropriations . The Legislature appropriated $125,000 
less for library acquisitions in FY80 than was received in FY79 
and the appropriation designated to each campus as follows - : 

UM/Amherst $525,000 

UM/Boston 275,000 

UM/Worcester 200,000 

The faculty collective bargaining agreement included 
educational needs money, but stipulated that this money was sub- 
ject to appropriation by the Legislature; only about half of the 
agreed upon amount has been appropriated. Of the $361,000 re- 
quested for each year or $722,000 total, only $352,000 has been 
received. This is broken up into $176,000 for each of fiscal 
years 1979 and 1980. The entire $352,000 must be expended by 
June, 1980. Mr. Stine noted that these funds can only be allo- 
cated to faculty at UM/Amherst and UM/Boston who are members of 
the bargaining unit; it cannot be used for other personnel. 

The Committee next addressed the Personnel Action, Dr. 



Michael Bratt — UM/Worcester . President Knapp informed the Commit- 



tee that the recommended salary is consistent with salaries for 
other basic science chairmen at UM/Worcester. Committee members 
noted that it was very difficult to review these personnel actions 
in isolation and recommended that a guideline be established re- 
quiring that all personnel actions be accompanied by appropriate 
background information. This information will enable the Commit- 
tee to place all individual salary requests within the proper con-; 
text of the overall University salary scale and insure that no 
action is taken which is incompatible with prior actions by the 
Board. President Knapp said that this problem was being addressee 
and that within two months he anticipated that a basic policy 
statement on salaries for medical school chairmen would be ready 
for presentation to the Committee. It was also suggested that 
salaries of those medical school personnel who are also members 
of the Group Practice should be presented in such a fashion that 
the total compensation could be determined. In addition, it was 
requested that all salary adjustments be processed as quickly as 
possible to avoid large retroactive payments. It was then moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the personnel aciton for Dr. Michael Bratt set 
forth in Doc. T79-095. 

The final agenda item was a Report on Trust Fund Inter- 
est by Treasurer Brand. Mr. Brand reported that for the third 



consecutive year there is an increase in earnings from trust 
fund interest. There was minimal growth in this account from the 
time of the 1952 recession until 1963; but since that time there 
has been a steady growth in interest income except in FY76 and 
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Michael Bratt 
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amounted to $857,000 in FY75. Since FY77, however, there have 
been some dramatic increases. In FY78 the income rose 29 percent 
from $691,000 to $894,000. Last year the income was over $1,645 
million, an increase of 84 percent. It is anticipated that, if 
interest rates continue at 10 to 12 percent, in FY80 there will be 
an additional growth factor of 52 percent. This would result in 
a record high figure of about $2.5 million. This is particularly 
noteworthy since the total income earned in this account over the 
28 years of its existence is $8,110 million. 

Mr. Brand called attention to a significant point — earn- 
ings in the last quarter of FY79 amounted to $724,000. This fig- 
ure exceeds the dollar income earned in FY77 and is almost double 
the total income for FY73. He also pointed out that these funds 
are available for use only toward the end of each fiscal year. 
Trustee Dennis asked if proposals were being presented suggesting 
ways in which to put these unanticipated earnings to use. Ms. 
Bradin said that a proposal would be presented to the Committee 
at a later date recommending the establishment of a stabilization 
reserve against fluctuating interest rates, since it is antici- 
pated that interest rates will begin to drop. The Committee ex- 
pressed its pleasure at the Treasurer's handling of these funds. 

At the completion of the Treasurer's report, there being 
no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF COMMITTEE 
ON FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 

November 29, 1979; 4:18 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Troy; President Knapp; 
Trustee Burack; Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop; Ms. Hurd, 
Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members: Trustees Breyer, Morgenthau and Popko 



University Administration: Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 



Academic Affairs; Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the Presi- 
dent 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Allen, Provost 



UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Elam, Dean, College of Pro- 
fessional Studies 

Chairman Troy called the meeting of the Committee on 
Faculty and Educational Policy to order at 4:18 p.m. The first 
item of agenda was the Master of Science in Geography — UM/Amherst. 
Mr. Lynton reported that this proposal had the strong endorsement 
of both Chancellor Koffler and President Knapp. Citing strong 
student support and promising career opportunities in the field 
of geography, Mr. Lynton stressed that the program would not re- 
quire additional resources in the immediate future and would en- 
hance opportunities for outside research funding. There was no 
further discussion and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees approve 
the establishment of a Master of Science Pro- 
gram in Geography at the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Amherst, as described in Doc. T79- 
091; said proposal to be submitted to the Board 
of Higher Education for its review and approval, 
to be implemented in September 1980, or as soon 
thereafter as possible. 

The Committee considered the Naming of Professor Robert 
Grover to the Rank of Professor Emeritus — UM/Amherst. Professor 



Grover has had a long and distinguished career with the University 
as a faculty member in the College of Food and Natural Resources. 
It was the consensus of the Committee that Professor Grover should 
be so honored and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees name 
Robert Grover to the rank of Professor of 



UM/Amherst — 
Master of 
Science in 
Geography 
(Doc. T79-091) 



UM/Amherst — 
Naming of 
Professor 
Robert Grover 
to the Rank 
of Professor 
Emeritus 
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College of 
Professional 
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(Doc. T79- 
097) 



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Veterinary and Animal Sciences Emeritus at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
(Doc. T79-090). 

The Committee next reviewed a Name Change — College of 
Professional Studies — UM/Boston. Mr. Lynton indicated that the 



Executive 
Session 



proposed name change from the College of Professional Studies to 
the College of Management and Professional Studies more clearly 
reflected the current nature and program of the college as well 
as its anticipated future development. The Committee concurred 
with the recommendation and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees redesig- 
nate the College of Professional Studies of the 
University of Massachusetts at Boston as the Col- 
lege of Management and Professional Studies (Doc. 
T79-097). 

Trustee Troy, announced that the Committee would enter 
executive session for the purpose of discussing two tenure appoint 
ments. The motion was seconded and on roll call at 4:33 p.m. it 
was 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session 

Trustee Troy and President Knapp voted for the motion as did 
Trustee Burack and Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop. 
Trustees Breyer, Morgenthau and Popko were absent. 

At 4:50 p.m. the Committee on Faculty and Educational 
Policy reconvened in open session. On motion made and seconded, 
it was 



VOTED; 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the award of tenure by the President to 
Adrian G. Gentile, Adjunct Associate Professor 
of Entomology at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst (Doc. T79-092) ; 



and further 
VOTED: 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees concur 
in the appointment by the President of Samuel 
F. Conti as Professor of Microbiology with tenure 
at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
(Doc. T79-096). 

There was no further business and the meeting was ad- 
journed at 4:57 p.m. 



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MINUTES OF JOINT MEETING OF COMMITTEES ON 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND 
FACULTY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY 

November 29, 1979; 2:30 p.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff: Chairmen Shearer and Troy; Presi- 
dent Knapp; Trustees Burack and LaVoice; Ms. Owens representing 
Trustee Okin; Mr. Colby representing Trustee Winthrop; Ms. Hurd, 
Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Breyer, Cross, Kassler, 
Krumsiek, McNeil, Morgenthau and Popko 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the Presi- 
dent; Mr. Preston, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs 

UM/Amherst : Mr. Allen, Provost; Mr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs; Ms. Kedesdy, Director, Freshman Admissions 

UM/Boston ; Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Tubbs, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs; Mr. Hartnagel, Dean of Admissions; Professor 
Hart, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Mr. Feinblatt, Director of Student Affairs 

Guest : Mr. Didricksen, Executive Secretary, The Boston Six 

Chairman Troy convened the joint meeting of the Commit- 
tee on Student Affairs and the Committee on Faculty and Educa- 
tional Policy at 2:27 p.m. and indicated that the first item on 
the agenda was The Boston Six Report . The University, the two 
State Colleges, and the three Community Colleges in the Boston 
area initiated the Boston Six as a voluntary association in the 
summer of 1978. In October of that year, the association re- 
ceived a grant of $100,000 from the Ford Foundation to support 
cooperative activities to improve access for educationally under- 
served groups in the Boston area, and to improve student reten- 
tion and mobility among the six institutions. . 

Mr. Didricksen, the Executive Secretary of the Boston 
Six, summarized the association's present activities. The con- 
sortium's initial priority has been the improvement of public 
information about the educational opportunities available in the 
member institutions, and to reach those groups traditionally 
underserved by public higher education. The Boston Six has ini- 
tiated projects to reach Boston high school students, their 
parents, and their guidance counselors, to provide information 



The Boston 
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to adults in community-based education and manpower training 
programs about public higher education, and to train youth coun- 
selors and other human service professionals to assist youth 
and adults with decisions about higher education. The associa- 
tion's second focus has been the initiation of joint planning 
among the six institutions to identify and develop areas for pro- 
grammatic cooperation. Institutional representatives currently 
are exploring avenues for joint efforts to increase services for 
the rapidly expanding populations of non-native speakers of 
English in the Metropolitan area. The Boston Six also is explor-j 
ing the feasibility for limited cross-registration among the six 
institutions. An immediate outcome of these activities has been 
significantly increased contact and exchange of information 
among faculty and staff in the six institutions and three segmen- 
tal offices. The Boston Six has sponsored workshops and seminars 
on topics like student retention and services to adult learners 
to facilitate contact and cooperation across institutional and 
segmental lines. 

The Committee reviewed the 1979 Admissions and Finan- 
cial Aid Report for the three campuses. Mr. Preston reported 
that there was a significant increase in Fall, 1979 freshman ap- 
plications and a substantial decrease in transfer applications. 
However, at UM/ Amherst and UM/Boston, there was an increase in 
yield — a rise in the number of students who actually choose to 
attend the University. Mr. Preston said that the Medical School 
which admits only 100 students to its entering class, offered 157 
individuals entry to achieve this year's yield of students. In 
addition, UM/Worcester applications rose from 910 in 1978 to 989 
in 1979. 



It was noted that all University Admissions Offices havje 
expanded their recruitment, communication and retention efforts, 
and many innovative projects have begun to evolve. A Persona- 
lized Admissions System at UM/Boston allows an applicant to have 
his/her application and credentials evaluated by an Admissions 
Counselor while he/she waits. Communication with candidates ap- 
plying to UM/Amherst includes personalized letters from those 
academic departments and disciplines in which candidates have ex- 
pressed interest. An Alumni Admissions Council at UM/Amherst hac 
involved alumni in the recruitment process. 



It was reported that there was a significant decline in 
freshman applications from out-of-state students at UM/Amherst. 
It is believed that the lack of clear tuition information during 
the peak admissions period, as well as the current three year 
tuition increase schedule caused the decline. It is also felt 
that insufficient part-time employment opportunities in the west- 
ern part of the state caused a decrease in the number of transfer 
students. An added factor in the decline of transfer students 
was restricted admissions to high demand programs in areas such 
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Business. A related problem involved student difficulty in sec- 
uring prerequisite courses. At UM/Boston, a lack of sufficient 
admissions material hampered the application process. Aggresive 
student recruitment and retention programs of many private insti-r 
tutions also contributed to the decline of transfer student ap- 
plications. 

Problems that have been created by the increase in the 
number of students eligible for Financial Aid were discussed by 
the Committees. Mr. Preston indicated that the passage of the 
Middle Income Student Assistance Act (MISAA) and the substantial 
increase in non-campus based federal aid resources have created 
severe staffing problems in all the University's Financial Aid 
Offices. There is an enormous amount of paperwork to be pro- 
cessed and additional HEW financial aid auditing requirements. 
The understaf f ing problem has become critical for the administra- 
tion and increases in the operating budgets for these offices 
have been requested. 

It was also stressed that while the amount of non- 
campus based funds have increased substantially, the University 
is still unable to meet the financial need level of students. 
Presently 6,700 students have unmet financial aid needs of $100 
or more. Overall, UM/Amherst has been able to meet only 95% of 
need; UM/Boston, 73% of need; UM/Worcester , 95% of need. There 
is a growing concern over the impact of MISAA on low income stu- 
dents. Since financial aid assistance is primarily in the form 
of loans, serious concerns have been expressed over what is to 
be considered a reasonable level of educational indebtness. Ad- 
ditional material regarding Financial Aid will be forwarded to 
the Trustees in the next several months and will attempt to ad- 
dress these particular issues. 

The next item of agenda was a Merit-based Tuition Wai- 
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Tuition Waiver Policy to include a merit-based tuition waiver 
category for exceptional students. The proposal, developed by 
a University-wide group of faculty, staff and students and chaired (Doc. T79-093) 
by Associate Vice President Simmons, has received the endorsement 
of the three Chancellors. It is recommended that merit-based 
waivers be granted to Massachusetts residents entering the Uni- 
versity in a degree problem who are in the top 5% of their class 
and/or have demonstrated outstanding talent and ability in the 
arts or athletics. The waivers would be granted regardless of 
need. It was stressed that UMass and the University of Vermont 
are the only public institutions in the New England region that 
do not grant such waivers. 

In reviewing the proposal, concern was expressed about 
the distribution of the waivers between the two campuses. There 
were also strong reservations since the number of waivers to be 
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athletic excellence) were not specified in the proposal. It 
was the consensus of the Committees that there should be equit- 
able distribution among the merit categories and this should be 
detailed in the tuition waiver proposal. There was also agree- 
ment that a 40/20 distribution of the waivers was a more appro- 
priate balance between the Amherst and Boston campuses. The 
proposal with revisions, was recommended to the Committee on Bud- 
get and Finance for further review. On motion made and seconded 
it was 



VOTED ; To recommend to the Committee on Budget and 
Finance that the Board of Trustees amend the 
Tuition Waiver Policy (Doc. T75-075B, as 
amended through 12/1/76) by appending there- 
to the Merit-based Tuition Waiver Program 
described and amended in T79-093. 

The Committees reviewed the Out-of-State Enrollment 
Ceiling Proposal . The present 5% ceiling on out-of-state under- 
graduate enrollment at the University is one of the lowest in 
the country and is out of line with other public institutions in 
the New England region. The Faculty Senate at UM/ Amherst has 
recommended that this ceiling be raised to 15% and the recommen- 
dation has received the endorsement of Chancellor Koffler and 
President Knapp. Noting that the quality of out-of-state student^ 
is high and that these students offer a rich diversity of back- 
grounds to the life of the campus, it was the sense of the meeting 
that the recommendation was appropriate and on motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

authorize the Amherst and Boston campuses 
of the University to admit out-of-state 
students in numbers not to exceed 15 per- 
cent of the entering class effective in 
the fall of 1980. 

There was no further business and the joint meeting 
was adjourned at 4:17 p.m. 




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MINUTES OF MEETING OF AD HOC COMMITTEE 
ON LABOR RELATIONS 

December 5, 1979; 11:30 a.m. 
Room 308 
Administration Building 
University of Massachusetts/Boston 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Krumsiek; President 
Knapp; Trustee Crain; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary- 
Absent Committee Member: Trustee McNeil 



University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Manage- 
ment; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Ms. 
Veith, Assistant Vice President for Labor Relations and Personnel; 

UM/Amherst: Mr. Terrance Burke, Associate to the Chancellor 

Chairman Krumsiek called the meeting to order at approx- 
imately 11:35 p.m. and invited Ms. Veith to review the status of' 
current labor relation issues. In accordance with Section 6(c) 
of the Trustee By-Laws it was moved, seconded and on roll call 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session 

Chairman Krumsiek voted for the motion as did President Knapp 
and Trustee Crain. Trustee McNeil was absent. 

At approximately 12:00 noon it was moved, seconded, and 



VOTED: To end the Executive Session 



Without further discussion, the Committee was adjourned. 



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Session 





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Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

December 5, 1979; 1:00 p.m. 
Chancellor's Conference Room 
Administration Building 
University of Massachusetts/Boston 

Committee and Committee Staff: Chairman Healey; President Knapp; 

Trustees Burack, Crain, Dennis, Kassler, Marks, Shearer and Troy; 

Mr. Brand, Treasurer; Ms. Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. 
Cohen, recorder 

Absent Committee Member: Trustee Breyer 

Other Trustees: Trustees Atkins, Cross, Donlan, Krumsiek, 
LaVoice, McNeil, Morgenthau, Popko, Robertson, Sawtelle; Mr. 
Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; Mr. Lenhardt representing 
Trustee Frechette; Mr. Johnson representing Trustee King; Mr. 
Colby representing Trustee Winthrop 

University Administration: Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Man- 
agement; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; 
Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Ms. Veith, 
Assistant Vice President for Labor Relations and Personnel 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Koffler 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Hart, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada 



Chairman Healey called the meeting of the Executive 
Committee to order at 1:16 p.m. and announced that the Committee 
would enter executive session for the dual purpose of considering 
the matter of honorary degrees at UM/Amherst and UM/Boston and 
hearing a report from the chairman of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee 
on Labor Relations. The motion was seconded and upon roll call 
at 1:23 p.m. 






VOTED : 



To enter Executive Session 



Chairman Healey and President Knapp voted for the motion as did 
Trustees Burack, Crain, Dennis, Kassler, Marks, Shearer and Troy. 
Trustee Breyer was absent. 

At 3:05 p.m. the Executive Committee reconvened in open 
session and adjourned. 




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Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



Executive 
Session 



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ATTENDANCE : 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

December 5, 1979; 2:00 p.m. 
Chancellor's Conference Room 
Administration Building 
University of Massachusetts/Boston 

Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chairman Healey; President Knapp ; 
Trustees Atkins, Burack, Crain, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, Kassler, 
Krumsike, LaVoice, Marks, McNeil, Morgenthau, Popko, Robertson, 
Sawtelle, Shearer. Troy; Mr. Callahan representing Trustee Anrig; 
Mr. Lenhardt representing Trustee Frechette; Mr. Johnson repre- 
senting Trustee King; Ms. Owens representing Trustee Okin; Mr. 
Colby representing Trustee Winthrop; Mr. Brand, Treasurer; Ms. 
Hurd, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Cohen, recorder 

Absent Trustee: Trustee Breyer 

University Administration : Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Man- 
agement; Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; 
Mr. Gilmore, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Searson, 
General Councel 

UM/Amherst: Chancellor Koffler; Mr. Frank, Faculty Representa- 
tive 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Hart, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada 



Chairman Healey convened the meeting at 3:06 p.m. and 
announced that the Board would enter executive session for the 
purpose of considering the award of honorary degrees at UM/Amherst 
and UM/Boston and hearing a report from the Trustee Ad Hoc Commit 
tee on Labor Relations. The motion was seconded and upon roll 
call vote at 3:08 p.m. 



VOTED : To enter Executive Session 

Chairman Healey and President Knapp voted for the motion as did 
Trustees Atkins, Burack, Crain, Cross, Dennis, Donlan, Kassler, 
Krumsiek, LaVoice, Marks, McNeil, Morgenthau, Popko, Robertson, 
Sawtelle, Shearer, Troy, Mr. Callahan, Mr. Lenhardt, Mr. Johnson, 
Ms. Owens and Mr. Colby. Trustee Breyer was absent. 

At 3:17 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session and 
on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the November 7, 1979 
meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

In his remarks, President Knapp reported that he and 
Chancellor Koffler met recently with members of the Massachusetts 



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Prior Meeting 



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President's 
Remarks 



UM/Boston — 

Chancellor's 

Remarks 



UM/Worcester- 
Chancellor ' s 
Remarks 



UM/ Amherst — 
Chancellor's 
Remarks 



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Congressional delegation to discuss the University's relation 
with industry and implications for the future. The President 
indicated that these talks had been very productive. In addi- 
tion, the University participated in an Economic Linkage Con- 
ference at S.M.U. with Governor King, Secretary Johnson, members 
of the General Court and representatives of S.M.U and the Univer- 
sity of Lowell. Discussion focused on the relationship of pub- 
lic higher education and the needs of business and industry in 
the Commonwealth; this too, had been a positive exchange. 

In his comments, Chancellor Corrigan responded to a 
communication received by many of the members of the Board from 
the Black Faculty and Staff Caucus at UM/Boston. The Chancellor 
stressed that his concern for increasing the number and quality 
of minority faculty was second only to his concern for maintain- 
ing or improving the quality of academic life on campus. Since 
he had only arrived on the campus in July, his administration 
had not been through a complete hiring or tenure review cycle, 
nor had it yet had the opportunity to allocate new positions 
for hiring faculty. Similarly ,• the concerns raised by the Black 
Faculty and Staff Caucus, which must now be addressed, grow out 
of personnel and tenure decisions and policy statements from 
the previous administration. Although the campus has not dis- 
tinguished itself in its efforts to attract and retain minorities: 
in faculty and professional staff positions, he stated that the 
statistics do not justify the charge that UM/Boston has overtly 
discriminated against Blacks, either in the hiring or the tenur- 
ing of faculty. He stressed, however, that there is a very real 
need to make a significant commitment — both individually and 
collectively as a University — to the attraction and retention of 
gifted minority scholars in order to increase substantially the 
number of qualified minority faculty on the campus so that a 
continuing pool of promising young scholars, from which to draw c. 
distinguished group of tenured faculty, can be assured. 

The Chancellor made available to the Trustees a state- 
ment responding in detail to the concerns of the Black Faculty 
and Staff Caucus. After more discussion, it was agreed that the 
Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy would discuss this 
matter further, prior to full Board review. 

Chancellor Tranquada shared the news that the Hospital 
is now operating close to capacity; the day surgery unit offi- 
cially opened on December 3rd and is functioning well. The Chan- 
cellor announced that Michael Hupert has been appointed Director 
of the statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) . Dr. Lynn 
Eckhert, Dean of Admissions, had recently been interviewed by 
Phil Donahue concerning the admissions policies at the Medical 
School; the inverview will soon appear on national television. 

Chancellor Koffler reported that on December 3rd, ac- 
cess to the Library was reins tituted via an underground tunnel 



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for faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students who 
have a demonstrated need for materials within the Library. The 
State Safety Office granted the campus an occupancy permit allow- 
ing 3,100 individuals access to the building via the underground 
passage. The permit does not address the building's structural 
deficiencies, but addressed only the issue of fire safety. 

Chairman Healey announced that Trustee Krumsiek will 
chair the Nominating Committee. Trustees Donlan, Kassler, Popko 
and Shearer have also agreed to serve on the committee which will 
make recommendations at the Board's annual meeting for 1980 com- 
mittee assignments and Board officers. 

Chairman Healey welcomed Trustee Cross back from the 
U.S.S.R. where she traveled as a representative of the United 
States Student Association. He announced with regret that Mrs. 
Owens has resigned from the Department of Mental Health so she 
will no longer be serving on the Board as Commissioner Okin's 
designate. 

Trustee Burack said that the Ad Hoc Committee on Pub- 
lic Relations would hold its first meeting on January 23rd. 

Chairman Healey called for reports of Standing Commit- Report of 

tees. Trustee Shearer reported on the November 29 joint meeting Joint Commit- 

of the Committee on Student Affairs and the Committee on Faculty tees - Student 

and Educational Policy. Mr. Neil Didrickson, Executive Director Affairs and 

of the Boston Six presented a report on the Boston Six, an associ- Faculty and 

ation of the six state universities and colleges in the Boston Educational 

area. The Boston Six provides information on public higher edu- j Policy 
cation particularly to the underserved high school and adult 
population in the metropolitan Boston area. 

Trustee Shearer summarized the 1979 Admissions and Fi- 
nancial Aid Reports for the three campuses which had been dis- 
cussed at length in committee. 



The Committees also reviewed a proposal to reconsider 
the University's present five percent Out-of-State Student Enroll 
ment Ceiling for undergraduates. This limit is one of the lowest 
in the country and the second lowest in the New England region. 
The Committees recommended that it be raised to fifteen percent. 
There was no further discussion and on motion made and seconded, 
it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Amherst and Boston campuses 
of the University to admit out-of-state stu- 
dents in numbers not to exceed fifteen percent 
of the entering class effective in the fall of 1980, 

The Committees reviewed a proposal developed by a Uni- 
versity-wide group to amend the present Tuition Waiver Policy to 



Out-of-State 
Student Enroll- 
ment Ceiling 
(Doc. T79-098) 



Tuition Waiver 

Policy 

(Doc. T79-093) 



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Report of 
the Committee 
on Faculty 
and Educa- 
tional Policy 

UM/Amherst — 
Master of 
Science in 
Geography 
(Doc. T79-091) 



UM/Amherst — 
Naming of 
Professor 
Robert Grover 
to the Rank 
of Professor 
Emeritus 
(Doc. T79-090) 



UM/Boston — 

Name Change - 

College of 

Professional 

Studies 

(Doc. T79-097) 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

include a new category of tuition waiver. This proposed merit 
waiver category would be granted to Massachusetts residents en- 
tering the University in degree programs who are in the top five 
percent of their class and/or who have demonstrated outstanding 
talent and ability in the arts or athletics. There was long 
discussion concerning this proposal and word changes were re- 
quested to guarantee that the final number of tuition waivers 
would be distributed equally among students in the arts and ath- 
letics. With these assurances, the proposal has been forwarded 
to the Committee on Budget and Finance for further review. 

Trustee Troy reported on the November 29 meeting of the 
Committee on Faculty and Educational Policy. The Committee first 
considered a program proposal for a Master of Science in Geographer 
— UM/Amherst. Trustee Troy noted that an excellent faculty al- 
ready exists; there is strong student support for this program; 
there are career opportunities in the field; and, the Committee 
was assured that no new resources will be required in the immedi- 
ate future. Further, the existence of this program should en- 
hance opportunities for outside funding for research. It was 
the consensus of the Committee that this program be established. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To approve the establishment of a Master of 
Science Program in Geography at the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts at Amherst, as described 
in Doc. T79-091; said proposal to be submitted 
to the Board of Higher Education for its re- 
view and approval, to be implemented in Septem- 
ber 1980, or as soon thereafter as possible. 

The next item of agenda was the Naming of Professor 
Robert Grover to the Rank of Professor Emeritus — UM/Amherst . 
Trustee Troy indicated that Professor Grover has had a long and 
distinguished career at UM/Amherst as well as in the extension 
program. There was no further discussion and on motion made and 
seconded, it was 



VOTED ; To name Robert Grover to the Rank of Professor 
of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Emeritus at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Doc. 
T79-090). 

The Committee reviewed a proposal for a Name Change - 
College of Professional Studies — UM/Boston. The campus has re- 
quested that the College of Professional Studies be renamed the 
College of Management and Professional Studies. It is felt that 
this change will more accurately describe the current program 
and the nature of future programs. It was the consensus of the 
Committee that the name change was appropriate and on motion 
made and seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To redesignate the College of Professional 
Studies of the University of Massachusetts 

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at Boston as the College of Management and 
Professional Studies (Doc. T79-097) . 

In Executive Session the Committee discussed two ten- 
ure appointments. The Committee concurred with the recommenda- 
tion of the campus and the President to appoint Dr. Samuel F. 
Conti as Professor of Microbiology with tenure at UM/ Amherst. 
The Department of Microbiology has given its enthusiastic support 
for this appointment. Dr. Conti was appointed Dean of Graduate 
Studies and Research last summer. On motion made and seconded, 
it was 

VOTED ; To concur in the appointment by the President 

of Samuel F. Conti as Professor of Microbiology 
with tenure at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst (Doc. T79-096) . 

The Committee also concurred with the President's rec- 
ommendation of the award of tenure to Dr. Adrian G. Gentile of 
the Suburban Experiment Station, College of Food and Natural Re- 
sources. On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED: To concur in the award of tenure by the President 
to Adrian G. Gentile, Adjunct Associate Professor 
of Entomology at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst (Doc. T79-092) . 

Trustee Kassler reported on the November 14 meeting of 
the Committee on Buildings and Grounds. The University's land 
Use Plan for Columbia Point was presented. This proposal ad- 
dressed the future land requirements of UM/Boston and details al- 
ternatives to the recent BRA proposal for Columbia Point develop- 
ment. It was the consensus of the Committee that future discus- 
sion with the BRA, representatives of the Columbia Point Tenant 
organizations and Dorchester community is necessary to clarify 
and accommodate the varied needs and interests of all parties. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : That the President be authorized to enter into 
discussions with the Boston Redevelopment Au- 
thority, Columbia Point Tenant Organizations, 
the Dorchester community and local political 
leaders concerning the future development of 
the Columbia Point Peninsula including such 
multi-purpose uses as a conference center, 
community center, student center and other 
appropriate facilities to benefit the cam- 
pus subject to further review and approval 
by the Committee on Buildings and Grounds and 
the Board of Trustees (Doc. T79-099) . 

In addition, it was the consensus of the Committee on 
Buildings and Grounds that Area B in the University's land use 

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Report of 
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Buildings and 
Grounds 



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proposal would be the most appropriate location for the proposed 
State Archives Building. Mr. Kassler indicated that concern 
had been expressed at the meeting about the Board's involvement 
in the planning and development process. President Knapp re- 
ported to the Trustees that he had recently received a letter 
from Secretary of State Connelly. The Secretary agreed with the 
choice of Site B for the State Archives Building and indicated 
that his office would proceed with this project according to the 
recommendations of the Arrows treet Report. An invitation was 
extended to President Knapp to become a member of the Archives 
Building Commission and Secretary Connelly also expressed his 

pleasure and interest in working with the University toward com- 
mon goals on Columbia Point. The President also indicated that 
legislation regarding the transfer of land is presently being 
prepared. On motion made and seconded, it was 



UM/Amherst — 
Equine Center 
Center Site 
Proposal 
(Doc. T79-089) 



Report of 
Committee on 
Budget and 
Finance 

UM/Amherst — 
Equine Center 
Fund Raising 
Proposal 
(Doc. T79-089) 



VOTED : That the President be authorized to enter 
into discussions with the Secretary of 
the Commonwealth concerning the location 
of the State Archives Building at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts at Boston, subject 
to review and approval by the Board, and 
other matters incidental thereto, includ- 
ing building height, design review, parking 
facilities, sight lines, traffic flow, uti- 
lities, and easements. Further, that said 
building be located at Site B, to the west 
of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy access road 
B. Further, that the President be authorized 
to grant licenses to the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth and others permitting access 
to said Site B, under such conditions as he 
may determine (Doc. T79-099) . 

Trustee Kassler said the Committee reviewed the Equine 
Center Site Proposal — UM/Amherst. Trustee concerns regarding 
space utilization, land use and future increased University op- 
erating costs, were discussed. There was no further discussion 
and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the Tillson Farm site for the Equine 
Center as described in Doc. T79-089. 

Trustee Burack voted against the motion. 

Trustee Grain reported on the November 28 meeting of 
the Committee on Budget and Finance. The Committee reviewed the 
Equine Center Fund Raising Proposal — UM/Amherst. The Committee 
recommended that the proposal be approved with the stipulation 
that the Equine Center appear as a line item in future budgets 
so that yearly expenses can be monitored. There was no further 
discussion and on motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the Equine Center Fund Raising Proposal 
as described in Doc. T79-089 with proviso this 



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item will be identified in the budget in order 
to enable monitoring. 



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The recommendations of the working group established at UM/Amherst 

the October 24 Committee meeting to review the Student Activities student Acti- 
Trust Fund — UM/Amherst were discussed and further clarified. It vities Trust 
was the consensus of the Committee that an appropriate revised Fund 
accounting system be submitted by the Student Government Associa- (Doc. T79-094) 
tion to the Committee on Budget and Finance at its April 1980 
meeting. Further, it was requested that this system comply with 
appropriate established auditing procedures. On motion made and 
seconded, it was 

VOTED ; To approve and adopt the amendments set forth 
in Doc. T79-094 to the program statment of 
the FY80 Student Activities Trust Fund Budget 
(Doc. T79-024, addendum 1 approved by the 
Board August 8, 1979), as modified by showing 
the Student Activities Office budget as $276,000 
rather than $16 per student and by clarifying 
the wording of Item 3 to allow as one alterna- 
tive the use of an accounting system outside 
the University system, and with the further 
proviso that the students will present a pro- 
posal for a revised accounting system no later 
than the April meeting of the Committee on Bud- 
get and Finance which will satisfy all the re- 
quirements defined by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell 
& Co. 

Trustee LaVoice thanked the Committee on Budget and Fi- 
nance for its assistance in this matter. 

The Committee also reviewed a Personnel Action, Dr. 



Michael Bratt — UM/Worcester. Trustee Crain indicated that two 
guidelines concerning personnel actions resulted from the commit- 
tee discussion. In the future, the Committee will require that 
all individual actions be accompanied by appropriate background 
information to allow these actions to be placed in proper pers- 
pective within the context of the overall University framework 
of salaries. Also, in the future, salary adjustments will be 
expeditiously processed so as to insure no significant retroac- 
tive payments. 

In Board discussion it was noted that the search had 
adhered to Affirmative Action guidelines and review procedures. 
On motion made and seconded, it was 

VOTED : To approve the personnel action for Dr. 
Michael Bratt set forth in Doc. T79-095. 

Trustee McNeil voted against the motion. 



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Action, Dr. 
Michael Bratt 
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Report of 
Delegate to 
BHE 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Trustee Crain concluded his remarks by noting that the 
report on Trust Fund Interest had been very encouraging. The 
Committee discussed the effectiveness of investment strategies 
and emphasized that the use of these funds should be responsive t 
existing University needs. 

Trustee Marks briefly reported on the November 15 meet- 
ing of the Board of Higher Education. The Board has begun its 
annual review of the five segmental budgets and has delayed a 
request for funding of the Boston Six. Mr. Lynton noted that 
Secretary Johnson has incorporated the Boston Six proposal in his 
budget request. 

There was no further business and the meeting was ad- 
journed at 4:26 p.m. 



Ann S . Hurd 

Administrative Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEE 
COMMITTEE ON LONG-RANGE PLANNING 

Wednesday, December 19, 1979; 10:00 a.m. 
Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 
250 Stuart Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chairman Marks; President Knapp; 
Trustees Donlan, Shearer and Troy; Mr. Miller, recorder 

Absent Committee Members : Trustees Popko, Robertson and Sawtelle 

University Administration : Mr. Lynton, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs; Ms. Bradin, Vice President for Management; Mr. 
Lyons, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. Gil- 
more, Executive Assistant to the President 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Koffler 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Corrigan; Mr. Fenstemacher, Director, In- 
stitutional Planning and Budgeting 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Tranquada; Mr. Bice, Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance and Hospital Director 

Guest : Ms. Janet Slovin, Special Commission on the Reorganization 
of Higher Education 



Chairman Marks convened the meeting at 10:10 a.m. 
President Knapp introduced the first item on the agenda, Update 
on Statewide Reorganization of Public Higher Education . The 
President noted that it should be a matter of record that the new 
Chancellor of the State Board of Higher Education, Laura Clausen, 
has stated that the plan presented in September, 1979 by the BHE 
should not be considered the "BHE Plan" but the "McGuire Plan;" 
it does not bear the formal approval of the BHE. 



Update on 
Statewide 
Reorganization 
of Public 
Higher Educa- 
tion 



President Knapp said that the Special Commission on the 
Reorganization of Public Higher Education has been fully appoint- 
ed and staff for the Commission has been selected. The Commis- 
sion held its first hearing on December 6. Chancellor Clausen, 
Mr. Johnson, Secretary of Educational Affairs, and representatives 
of the State College System made presentations to the Commission. 
The hearings are designed to have the segments present a compre- 
hensive statement for the Commission's benefit of the missions, 
nature and purposes of the institutions. The institutions have 
been specifically requested not to talk about changes in the 
structure of the system. It is expected that the University will 
make its presentation to the Commission the first part of Febru- 
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cussion with various individuals and groups based on the papers 
reviewed and acted upon by the Board in August, 1979, "Principles 
for Statewide Reorganization of Higher Education," (Doc. T79-085) 
and a "Possible Framework for Reorganization of Higher Education 
in the Boston Area, " (Doc. T79-086) . 

Chancellor Corrigan and the President have met with 
President Nolan of the Massachusetts College of Art to discuss 
the relationship of the University with the MCA in the proposal 
for the Boston area. President Nolan's position at this point is 
understood to be that he would prefer a separate campus (prefer- 
ably at the Charles town Navy Yard) and operational autonomy. 

The public sector Presidents met to consider a state- 
ment drafted at the request of the segment heads on the "Princi- 
ples for Statewide Reorganization of Higher Education." This 
version of "Principles" is very similar to the document drafted 
by the University although there are some key and critial dif- 
ferences, particularly with reference to the role of the State 
Colleges, SMU and the University of Lowell. President Knapp no- 
ted that several key questions regularly emerge from discussions 
of the principles: What is the real position on the relation- 
ships among the public universities? What is the intended mis- 
sion of the State Community Colleges as they relate to the Uni- 
versity? Why should any one segment say what another segment 
should be doing? There were criticisms that the paper did not 
address the questions of reductions in the number of institutions 
or of total capacity. Also, there was no clear indication of 
whether there should be a state-wide coordinating body or a gov- 
erning one. 

In summary, President Knapp noted that there seems to be 
very little support for the concept of a City University of Bos- 
ton. The discussion tends to say that the general concepts put 
forth by the University are sensible; the question is what form 
will the reorganization take and how can it be achieved without 
too much disruption. 

Chairman Marks noted that he felt that the "omissions" 
of "ambiguities" that the other segments had noted in their dis- 
cussions of the "Principles" were exactly those which the Long- 
Range Planning Committee and the Board had explicitly decided by 
policy not to detail. The Committee had deliberately decided not 
to address at this juncture the SMU/Lowell regional university 
situation, to touch only lightly on the missions of the State Col 
leges, not to advance proposals for reorganization in other areas 
of the state ahead of the Boston situation, and not to advance 
any ideas on coordinating boards and/or governance structures. 

It was generally agreed that the most useful thing to do 
was to emphasize the Boston possibilities but not to intrude 
upon the Commission's task since the Commission had stated a 

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preference not to 
The Committee not 
ting function and 
erally understood 
solve problems wi 
"super governing/ 
was need to educa 
look to the exper 
boards" . 



have segmental plans advanced at this time, 
ed that the differential between the coordina- 
the governing function is greater than is gen- 
and that there is some belief that the way to 
th regard to reorganization is to jump to a 
coordinating" board. It was agreed that there 
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President Knapp commented that at a recent meeting of 
the Association of Land Grant Universities, a number of Univer- 
sity presidents in states which had opted for the super board 
concept of reorganization volunteered to discuss their experi- 
ence with the Reorganization Commission. He had so informed the 
Commission. 

President Knapp said that he felt that there is some de- 
gree of consensus emerging about reorganization possibilities in 
the Boston area and asked if the Committee agreed that it would 
be useful at this stage for staff and individuals from the Boston 
campus to pursue discussions with interested parties giving par- 
ticular attention to defining implementation problems of reorgan- 
ization in Boston. 



Chairman Marks agreed that it would be useful to go for- 
ward with discussions at this time, but noted that the University 
would be dealing with representatives of other institutions and 
segments who may not have formal authorizations of their respective! 
governing boards. 

Chancellor Corrigan asked whether, in anticipation of 
some kind of reorganization and in order to prepare both logis- 
tically and psychologically, there was any agreement from the 
Committee that discussions with faculty and staff should begin on 
campus in a more public way. He indicated his concern that re- 
organization possibilities on campus needed to be approached in a 
positive way that would not be detrimental to the educational 
quality of the academic program or threatening to the careers of 
professional staff on campus. 

It was agreed it would also be helpful to the Commission 
to have those parties most concerned with reorganization to start 
a dialogue and to begin identifying the potential problems and 
costs as well as possibilities for academic excellence. Also, it 
would be useful from the University's standpoint to act as a cat- 
alyst in exploring issues surrounding reorganization since the 
University is viewed as the leading edge of public higher educa- 
tion in the Commonwealth. 

Chairman Marks said it was therefore his belief that the 
University should move forward as President Knapp and Chancellor 

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Presentation 
Before the 
Special Com- 
mission on 
the Reorgani- 
zation of 
Public Higher 
Education 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Corrigan had indicated. He asked if this was the sense of the 
Committee, and the Committee concurred. 

The Trustees then discussed the University's proposed 
Presentation Before the Special Commission on the Reorganization 



UM/Worcester — 
One-and-Five 
Year Plan 
for the 
University 
Hospital 



of Public Higher Education . During the course of the discussion 
it was agreed that the presentation should not be strictly oral, 
but should be well interspersed with graphics. There should be 
a strong statement of faith in the value of public higher educa- 
tion as an investment and a clear explanation of what the public 
receives as a return. A strong emphasis should also be placed 
on the integral coordinating and unifying role of the University 
Adminis t rat ion . 

The Committee then discussed the One-and-Five Year Plan 
for the University Hospital — UM/Worcester . Mr. Bice noted that 
the document now before the Trustees differs only slightly from 
the FY79 plan approved by the Board on August 8, 1979. Appro- 
val of the plan would bring the Hospital into compliance with 
state regulations. After a brief discussion, it was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of Trustees 

approve the FY80 One-and-Five Year Plan of 
the University Hospital (Doc. T79-100) for 
submission to the appropriate authorities. 

Second Stage The Committee then discussed the Second Stage of the 

of the Engi- Engineering Capital Campaign . President Knapp said that the 

neering Cap- campaign as originally approved had proved to be too modest 

ital Campaign since the potential was much greater than originally estimated. 

Chancellor Koffler said the original goal of the cam- 
paign was $5.5 million to be used for the purchase of equipment. 
New development opportunities arose largely because of the qual- 
ity and reputation of Amherst's Polymer Science and Engineering 
groups. Thus, by extending the campaign to include Polymer Sci- 
ence, the potential for fund raising would be greating advanced. 

Chancellor Koffler continued that Robert C. Gunness, 
a recently retired Vice Chairman of the Board of Standard Oil of 
Indiana and a graduate of the Class of 1932, became interested 
in the campaign and volunteered to contact various former col- 
leagues on behalf of the University. The expectation was that 
the campaign could raise significant funds for additional equip- 
ment, possibly and endowed chair, perhaps space improvements and 
other expenditures. 

There was no further business before the Committee and 
the meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m. 

Anrf"ST*H<ird 

Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 

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